9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Morgantown
— 2 nights
Drive

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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Louisville travel planner.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Louisville, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

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 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Holliday Park, take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Indiana Historical Society, then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Crown Hill Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis road trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in November, expect nights in Indianapolis to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at German Village, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, explore the world behind art at Columbus Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Ohio History Center, and finally wander the streets of Arena District.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Columbus sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Pitt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Randyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heinz Memorial Chapel, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally examine the collection at Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff and Music Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh route maker site.

You can drive from Columbus to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Morgantown.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Morgantown

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls, then steep yourself in history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Coopers Rock State Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and then look for gifts at FireFly Farms.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Morgantown vacation planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Morgantown in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morgantown

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.