37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 3 nights
2
Topeka
— 2 nights
3
Jefferson City
— 2 nights
4
Springfield
— 2 nights
5
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
6
Columbus
— 2 nights
7
Harrisburg
— 3 nights
8
Albany
— 3 nights
9
Boston
— 3 nights
10
Hartford
— 2 nights
11
Trenton
— 1 night
12
Dover
— 2 nights
13
Annapolis
— 1 night
14
Washington DC
— 3 nights
15
Richmond
— 3 nights
16
Raleigh
— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Dinosaur Ridge. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, admire the masterpieces at MCA Denver, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver. Traveling from New York City in August, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Hotel de Paris Museum, Dinosaur Ridge
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Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, thenexamine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Mulvane Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard, examine the collection at OZ Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Wamego Historical Society and Museum, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Iwig Dairy Store.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Topeka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Topeka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to Topeka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Topeka when traveling from Denver in August, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Wamego, Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard
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Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum
Wamego Historical Society and Museum ©
Wamego Historical Society and Museum

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Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. On the 21st (Fri), learn about all things military at Museum of Missouri Military History, thenget engrossed in the history at Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., thenponder the world of politics at Missouri State Capitol, and finally contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Auto World Car Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum, thenadmire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

Start your trip to Jefferson City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Jefferson City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Jefferson City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fulton, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
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Missouri State Capitol ©
Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum

2
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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, thenget engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, and finally explore the galleries of Lincoln Home National Historic Site. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Lincolns New Salem State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
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 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, 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: brush up on your military savvy at Indiana War Memorial, thenmake a trip to Central Canal, and then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis route planner.

Getting from Springfield to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial

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Columbus

Columbus ©
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 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, explore the world behind art at Columbus Museum of Art, and then wander the streets of Short North Arts District. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, thentake a stroll through Easton Town Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Columbus are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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German Village ©
German Village
Columbus Museum of Art ©
Columbus Museum of Art

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Step out of the city life by going to Indian Echo Caverns and City Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Cemetery and Jennie Wade House. Get out of town with these interesting Harrisburg side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum of History, Shriver House Museum, &more). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum and make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harrisburg trip builder app.

You can fly from Columbus to Harrisburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Harrisburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Indian Echo Caverns
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Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Clark Art Institute and USS Slater DE-766. Visiting Prospect Mountain and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Bennington Museum (in Bennington), MASS MoCA (in North Adams) and Adirondack Winery (in Lake George). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Olana State Historic Site and get engrossed in the history at New York State Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albany vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Harrisburg to Albany by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake George, Bennington Museum, MASS MoCA, Olana State Historic Site, The Clark Art Institute
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Bennington Museum ©
Bennington Museum
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
MASS MoCA ©
MASS MoCA

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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.
You'll explore and learn at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Get a sense of the local culture at Old North Church & Historic Site and Waterfront. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Adams National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and wander the streets of Beacon Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Albany to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boston are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Harvard Art Museums, Adams National Historical Park
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Adams National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum, make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Gillette Castle State Park. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Boston to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hartford are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Haven, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Gillette Castle State Park
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

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Trenton

Trenton ©
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pennsbury Manor, make a trip to World War II Memorial, thenmake a trip to Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trenton trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Trenton in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Grounds For Sculpture, Pennsbury Manor
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Pennsbury Manor ©
Pennsbury Manor
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library and then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dewey Beach, thenkick back and relax at Lewes Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dover trip builder tool.

Getting from Trenton to Dover by car takes about 2 hours. September in Dover sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lewes, Dewey Beach, Hagley Museum and Library
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Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach

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Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, thenexplore the activities along Susan Campbell Park, thenhike along Quiet Waters Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Annapolis trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Dover to Annapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks Trails Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Quiet Waters Park ©
Quiet Waters Park

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian Institution Building. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Capitol Hill. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take a stroll through Georgetown, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app.

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Tredegar Iron Works. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Cemetery and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum & Governor's Palace). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Edgar Allan Poe Museum, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, and take an in-depth tour of Virginia Holocaust Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Williamsburg
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, thenget curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at House Creek Greenway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Raleigh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Duke University Chapel
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History

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