56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kamloops
Drive:  24​h
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 day
Drive:  21​h
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Vacherie
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
11
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Berea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
15
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Cambridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Dover
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
18
Rangeley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
19
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
20
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
21
Hartford
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h
22
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
23
Ontonagon
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
24
Mason City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
25
Galena
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
26
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
27
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
28
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
29
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
30
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Kamloops

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Oceanside Pier, take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planner .

Kamloops, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hole in the Rock, Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. On the 6th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center, then see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hole in the Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days in Phoenix, with highs around 47°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Phoenix Convention Center & Venues ©

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the waterfront at River Market District, learn about all things military at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Little Rock online holiday maker .

Fly from Phoenix to Little Rock in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Little Rock, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Little Rock reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Arkansas Governor's Mansion ©
Arkansas Governor's Mansion

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House and then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches trip planner .

Getting from Little Rock to Natchitoches by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prudhomme-Rouquier House ©
Prudhomme-Rouquier House

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baton Rouge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Baton Rouge takes 3 hours. In August in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then relax in the rural setting at St. Joseph Plantation, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally get lost in a book at Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vacherie trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Baton Rouge to Vacherie in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Royal Street and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner.

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Vacherie, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Downtown Senoia, then stop by Woodbury Shoppe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta travel itinerary planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Senoia, Silver Comet Trail, Your Dekalb Farmers Market, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Your Dekalb Farmers Market ©
Your Dekalb Farmers Market

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, then cast your line with Hot Spots Fishing Charters, and finally get interesting insight from Dolphin Express. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Billy's Seafood, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Morgan State Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach tour builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Transportation Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Foley, Pensacola Beach, Billy's Seafood, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley
Hot Spots Fishing Charters ©
Hot Spots Fishing Charters

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and International Drive are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue and Beach at Daytona Beach. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Lake Alfred to see The Barn Antiques about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at World of Disney, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, and make a splash at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, taxi, and train from Orange Beach to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orange Beach to Orlando. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, The Barn Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
International Drive ©
International Drive

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through The Parklands of Floyds Fork, explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marengo Cave. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, then admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, and finally stop by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Louisville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in Louisville reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marengo Cave, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve ©
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Museum, then see the interesting displays at Brown-Pusey House, then browse for treasures at The Glendale Antique Mall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, Head underground at Onyx Cave, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berea.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cave City, Hodgenville, The Glendale Antique Mall, Brown-Pusey House
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Berea

Berea ©
Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at McDowell House Museum, stop by Kentucky Soaps and Such, wander the streets of Artisan Village District, then take in the exciting artwork at Berea Arts Council, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nada Tunnel, then hike along Rock Bridge Trail #207, then admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and finally take in the history at Camp Wildcat Battlefield.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berea road trip app .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Berea in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Berea can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Berea

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Slade, Kentucky Soaps and Such, Camp Wildcat Battlefield, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Nada Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Nada Tunnel ©
Nada Tunnel
Natural Bridge State Resort Park ©
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
McDowell House Museum ©
McDowell House Museum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, then make a trip to Kentucky Horse Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Ruth Hunt Candies, and finally get into the urban bustle at Cane Ridge Meetinghouse.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lexington driving holiday planner .

Getting from Berea to Lexington by car takes about an hour. August in Lexington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Ocean City.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Fort Harrod State Park, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Ruth Hunt Candies
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, then stop by Harris teeter, then don't miss a visit to Main Street Berlin, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Assateague State Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocean City travel route planner .

Getting from Lexington to Ocean City by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ocean City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Ocean City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Berlin, Harris teeter
Highlights from your plan
Assateague State Park ©
Assateague State Park
Harris teeter ©
Harris teeter
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum ©

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Third Haven Friends Meeting House, examine the collection at Richardson Maritime Museum, relax in the rural setting at Emily’s Produce, then get engrossed in the history at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cambridge road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Dover.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, The Third Haven Friends Meeting House
Highlights from your plan

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Cape May Point State Park and The Wetlands Institute. Appreciate the collections at Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower. Explore Dover's surroundings by going to Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery (in Rio Grande), The Well Dressed Olive (in Stone Harbor) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ocean City). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Junction and Breakwater Trail, explore the activities along Gordons Pond, and steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dover tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Dover takes 1.5 hours. In September in Dover, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape May, Stone Harbor, Rehoboth Beach, Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
The Wetlands Institute ©
The Wetlands Institute
World War II Lookout Tower ©
World War II Lookout Tower

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Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maine Forestry Museum, then tee off at Sugarloaf Golf Club, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Magalloway River, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dixville Notch State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rangeley itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Dover to Rangeley with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dover in September; daily highs in Rangeley reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Errol, Sugarloaf Golf Club, Dixville Notch State Park, Stanley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dixville Notch State Park ©
Dixville Notch State Park
Maine Forestry Museum ©
Maine Forestry Museum

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Great Head Trail and then hike along Precipice Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip maker site .

Getting from Rangeley to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Rangeley in September, Bar Harbor is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 9th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Quincy Market, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Montague Bookmill and New England Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Florence Griswold Museum (in Old Lyme), Historic Deerfield (in Deerfield) and Monument Mountain (in Great Barrington). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Emily Dickinson Museum and learn more about the world around you at Springfield Museums.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip builder tool .

Drive from Boston to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hartford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stockbridge, Monument Mountain, Historic Deerfield, Springfield Museums, New England Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Historic Deerfield ©
Historic Deerfield
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

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Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hartford to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Hartford, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munising, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, then get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Ontonagon Lighthouse, and finally take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon day trip planner.

Getting from Munising to Ontonagon by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Ontonagon County Historical Museum ©
Ontonagon County Historical Museum
Ontonagon Lighthouse ©
Ontonagon Lighthouse

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Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel, contemplate the long history of Stockman House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kinney Pioneer Museum, then see the interesting displays at Clear Lake Fire Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at McIntosh Woods State Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, identify plant and animal life at Fossil & Prairie Center, then take an in-depth tour of Floyd County Historical Society Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Hobo Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mason City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Mason City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ontonagon to Mason City. When traveling from Ontonagon in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mason City: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Galena.

Things to do in Mason City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clear Lake Fire Museum, Floyd County Historical Society Museum, National Hobo Museum, Fossil & Prairie Center, McIntosh Woods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fossil & Prairie Center ©
Fossil & Prairie Center
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
National Hobo Museum ©
National Hobo Museum

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Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Mines of Spain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, then see the interesting displays at National Brewery Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dickeyville Grotto, and finally stop by Great American Popcorn Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound, and finally contemplate the long history of Apple River Fort.

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Drive from Mason City to Galena in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Galena are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dubuque, Dickeyville Grotto, Apple River Fort, National Brewery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Dickeyville Grotto ©
Dickeyville Grotto
National Brewery Museum ©
National Brewery Museum

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Lincolns New Salem State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and finally relax in the rural setting at Apple Barn. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center, take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House.

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Traveling by car from Galena to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from Galena in September, expect nights in Springfield to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Apple Barn, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, identify plant and animal life at Holliday Park, then take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Exit 76 Antique Mall, then admire the majestic nature at Mounds State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Rhythm! Discovery Center.

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Drive from Springfield to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Springfield to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Exit 76 Antique Mall, Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Rhythm! Discovery Center ©
Rhythm! Discovery Center
Exit 76 Antique Mall ©
Exit 76 Antique Mall

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, then examine the collection at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, and finally look for gifts at Mass Street Soda. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Watkins Mill State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Indianapolis to Kansas City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Lawrence, Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, Watkins Mill State Park
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum ©
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Creek State Park, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and finally get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Kansas City to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Idaho Falls trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Idaho Falls. Traveling from Denver in September, Idaho Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Outdoors Parks Museums