60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Alexandria, Taxi to Natchez
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Hopkinsville
— 2 nights
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South Union
— 1 night
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Hodgenville
— 2 nights
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Oak Ridge
— 2 nights
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Big Stone Gap
— 1 night
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Norton
— 1 night
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Clintwood
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Petersburg
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Saint Meinrad
— 1 night
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Vincennes
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Bloomington
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Auburn
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Beach Haven
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Nantucket
— 2 nights
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Bangor
— 3 nights
Fly to Boston, Train to Mystic
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Mystic
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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Natchez — 2 nights

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Explore hidden gems such as St. Mary Basilica and Rosalie Mansion. Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish and Natchez National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Natchez side-trips: Saint Francisville (Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site & Audubon State Historic Site) and Grand Gulf Military Park (in Port Gibson). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and get engrossed in the history at Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Dallas to Natchez is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.
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Jackson — 2 nights

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then examine the collection at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, then look for gifts at Lemuria Books, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mississippi War Memorial Building. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home, examine the collection at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, then view the masterpieces at Attic Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip builder website.

Getting from Natchez to Jackson by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tupelo.
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Tupelo — 2 nights

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 6th (Sat), stop by Tupelo Hardware Company, steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, and finally learn about all things military at Tupelo Veteran's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tupelo National Battlefield, then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then get all the information you need at Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo visit planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Tupelo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Step off the beaten path and head to Pond Spring and Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center. Let the collections at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Crooked Creek Civil War Museum capture your imagination. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville), Houston Historic Jail (in Houston) and Beehive Bathhouse (in Hartselle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, take in the views from Old Railroad Bridge, see the interesting displays at Indian Mound & Museum, and play a few rounds at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app.

Drive from Tupelo to Florence in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.
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Nashville — 5 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Museum-lovers will appreciate RCA Studio B and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills), McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). There's much more to do: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Belmont Mansion.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hopkinsville.
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Hopkinsville — 2 nights

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, make a trip to Jefferson Davis Memorial Kentucky State Park, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, and finally view the masterpieces at Historic Sixth Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hopkinsville online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Hopkinsville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Union.
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South Union — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Logan County Archives and Genealogical Society, see the interesting displays at Octagon Hall Museum, and then examine the collection at South Union Shaker Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the South Union holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkinsville to South Union takes an hour. In April in South Union, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hodgenville.
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Hodgenville — 2 nights

Hodgenville is a home rule-class city in LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, get engrossed in the history at South Central Kentucky Cultural Center, and then contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Lincoln Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Hardin County History Museum, then examine the collection at Brown-Pusey House, and finally make a trip to Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hodgenville travel itinerary planner.

Drive from South Union to Hodgenville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Union to Hodgenville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Hodgenville sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Oak Ridge.
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Oak Ridge — 2 nights

Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25mi west of Knoxville. To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oak Ridge attractions website.

You can drive from Hodgenville to Oak Ridge in 4 hours. In April in Oak Ridge, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Big Stone Gap.
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Big Stone Gap — 1 night

Big Stone Gap is a town in Wise County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Southwest Virginia Museum, stroll around Miner's Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Tunnel State Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Stone Gap trip maker tool.

Drive from Oak Ridge to Big Stone Gap in 3 hours. Traveling from Oak Ridge in April, expect nights in Big Stone Gap to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Norton.
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Norton — 1 night

Norton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along The Devil's Bathtub and then stroll through High Knob Recreational Area.

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Norton is very close to Big Stone Gap. In April in Norton, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Clintwood.
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Clintwood — 1 night

Clintwood is a town in Dickenson County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Breaks Interstate Park and then see the interesting displays at Ralph Stanley Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Clintwood holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Norton to Clintwood takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Clintwood can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.
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Lexington — 1 night

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, and then try your luck at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Union Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, then examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, and finally take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington journey planner.

Traveling by car from Clintwood to Lexington takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lexington are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Petersburg.
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Petersburg — 2 nights

Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tyson Temple United Methodist Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Ohio County Historical Society Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Dinsmore Homestead. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Switzerland County Historical Society, join the crowd at Kentucky Speedway, and then learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Petersburg trip builder website.

Getting from Lexington to Petersburg by car takes about 2 hours. April in Petersburg sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then get thoroughly spooked out with Old Louisville, and then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Kentucky Science Center, take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel, then take an in-depth tour of Locust Grove, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Louisville trip builder website.

Getting from Petersburg to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Meinrad.
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Saint Meinrad — 1 night

Saint Meinrad is an unincorporated census-designated place in Harrison Township, Spencer County, Indiana, along the Anderson River and just off Interstate 64. On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Meinrad journey planner.

Drive from Louisville to Saint Meinrad in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Meinrad can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vincennes.
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Vincennes — 1 night

Vincennes is a city in and the county seat of Knox County, Indiana, United States. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vincennes day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint Meinrad to Vincennes in 1.5 hours. In May in Vincennes, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.
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Bloomington — 2 nights

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at North Christian Church, brush up on your military savvy at Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Brown County Art Guild, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at By Hand Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wylie House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church, then see the interesting displays at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Chateau Thomas Winery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vincennes to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bloomington are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Rhythm! Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis attractions planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Indianapolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

Richmond is a city in east central Indiana, United States, bordering on Ohio. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Richmond Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Model T Ford Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gennett Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from Indianapolis to Richmond in 1.5 hours. In May in Richmond, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ruthmere, take in the exciting artwork at The Village at Winona, and then learn about all things military at National Military History Center. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum, contemplate the long history of Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chain O'Lakes State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Auburn tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Auburn takes 2.5 hours. May in Auburn sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Beach Haven.
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Beach Haven — 3 nights

Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History, then admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Barnegat Light Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Hartland Miniature Golf & Arcade, then look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, and then stop by Bay Village.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beach Haven tour builder website.

You can drive from Auburn to Beach Haven in 11.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Burchfield Penney Art Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Medina Railroad Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Erie Canal Discovery Center.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Niagara Falls takes 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nantucket.
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Nantucket — 2 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Altar Rock, then contemplate the long history of Fire Hose Cart House, then contemplate the long history of Greater Light, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Milestone Bog, look and learn at Loines Observatory, then engage your brain at Maria Mitchell Association, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nantucket online itinerary planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Nantucket by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Niagara Falls in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nantucket: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangor.
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Bangor — 3 nights

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Let the collections at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and Cole Land Transportation Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Maine State Museum and Colby College Museum of Art. Explore Bangor's surroundings by going to Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery (in Union), Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor) and The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum and get a taste of the local shopping with the rock & art shop.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangor vacation maker tool.

Fly from Nantucket to Bangor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nantucket in May since evenings lows in Bangor dip to 44°F. You'll set off for Mystic on the 21st (Tue).
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Mystic — 1 night

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bangor to Mystic takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Mystic are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and finally explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning website.

Drive from Mystic to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mystic in May, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape May.
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Cape May — 2 nights

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, appreciate the history behind Lucy the Elephant, then settle in for a delightful tour with Cape May Carriage, then see the interesting displays at Cape May Fire Department Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Historic Cold Spring Village, then learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hershey.
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Hershey — 2 nights

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Patrick.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hershey vacation planner.

Drive from Cape May to Hershey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 28th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Antietam National Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Washington DC trip simple and quick.

Fly from Hershey to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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