28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Spokane
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Billings
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 1 night
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New Orleans
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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip maker tool.

Seattle to Spokane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 18th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Phipps Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Billings route planner.

Fly from Spokane to Billings in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Spokane to Billings, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Billings are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Billings

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Phipps Park ©
Phipps Park
Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom ©

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest and then make a trip to Brule.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll through Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip app.

You can fly from Rapid City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 23rd (Thu), get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls vacation website.

Getting from Chicago to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist

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Boston

Boston ©

Beantown

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of African American History, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll through Charles River Esplanade, and finally pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Charles River Esplanade ©
Charles River Esplanade

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 28th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hike along Kelly Drive, and finally stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, and then take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia vacation maker site.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Alum Cave Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Chastain Park ©
Chastain Park

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
On the 5th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

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

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then visit Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

Find out how to plan Miami trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Key West

Key West ©

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Western Dry Rocks.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Tampa

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, take an in-depth tour of Tampa Bay History Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampa planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Tampa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampa are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tampa Bay History Center ©
Tampa Bay History Center
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ©
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

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 11th (Tue): meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. On your second day here, wander the streets of Garden District and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium ©
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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