57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  15​min
1
Vancouver
— 11 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Indianapolis
— 11 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Jacksonville
— 12 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
5
Lancaster
— 8 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Portland

11
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Flavel House Museum and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Meares Lighthouse and Esther Short Park. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Manzanita (Manzanita Beach & Short Sands Beach), Cannon Beach (Icefire Glassworks, Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, & more) and Seaside (Seaside Inverted Experience, Lewis & Clark Salt Works, & more). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, make a trip to The Dalles Murals, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver sightseeing site .

Portland to Vancouver is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or ride a tram. March in Vancouver sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria, Hood River, The Dalles
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

10
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10 and The Branson Craft Mall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Native American History and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: George A. Spiva Center for the Arts (in Joplin), Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (in Republic) and George Washington Carver National Monument (in Diamond). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, admire the masterpieces at Precious Moments Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip planning website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Vancouver to Branson in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Branson. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Mansfield, Bentonville, Precious Moments Park, Heather Hill Farms
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

11
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spring Mill State Park and Conner Prairie. You'll explore and learn at The Eiteljorg Museum and Indiana War Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Warm Glow Candle Company (in Centerville), Huddleston Farmhouse (in Cambridge City) and Treasure Mart Antique Mall (in Kokomo). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, examine the collection at Eugene V. Debs House, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Adams Mill.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Branson to Indianapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Terre Haute, Peru, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park

12
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
You'll explore and learn at Fort King George Historic Site and St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilano Beach and Colonial Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (in Brunswick), St. Augustine (World Golf Hall of Fame, Metalartz Gallery, & more) and St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park (in St. Marys). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jacksonville Beach, view the masterpieces at Baliker Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atlantic Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amelia Island Historic District.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jacksonville online route planner .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Jacksonville in 14.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in May: high temperatures in Jacksonville hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Gainesville, Jacksonville Beach, Fort King George Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach

8
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Country Store and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. For shopping fun, head to Lancaster Central Market or Good's Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Mad Hatter Antique Mall (in Adamstown) and Masonic Village Farm Market (in Elizabethtown). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and get a taste of the local shopping with Christiane David Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster trip planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to Lancaster in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, expect Lancaster to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lititz, Strasburg, Ephrata, Intercourse, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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