55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Atlanta
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Memphis
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Saint Louis
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Cincinnati
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Dayton
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Pittsburgh
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Cleveland
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Buffalo
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Burlington
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Portland
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Boston
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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta vacation planning site.

Melbourne to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 14th (Mon), stop by Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland, then make a trip to Beale Street, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis planning website.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, and then stroll around Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis visit planning site.

Drive from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in June: highs in Chicago hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Indianapolis

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Artist Within (in Muncie) and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, appreciate the history behind Soldiers & Sailors Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at White River State Park, and make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis day trip planning website.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
On the 26th (Sat), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): have fun and explore at Cincinnati Museum Center, explore the world behind art at Weston Art Gallery, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium.

Before you visit Cincinnati, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Indianapolis to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
On the 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dayton trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Dayton in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Pittsburgh

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Larrimor's, and traverse land and water with a duck tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dayton to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to A Christmas Story House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, and finally walk around The Mall.

Before you visit Cleveland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cleveland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Buffalo

— 14 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Arrowhead Spring Vineyards (in Lockport), Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Discovery Center, Niagara Gorge Trail, &more) and Youngstown (Old Fort Niagara & Niagara Jet Adventures). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Mon) at Waldameer & Water World. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cleveland to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Buffalo, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Burlington

— 6 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Change things up with these side-trips from Burlington: Ticonderoga (The Falls of Carillon, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, &more), Stowe (Mount Mansfield State Forest & Stowe Recreation Path) and Keeseville (Alice Falls, Ausable Chasm, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Burlington Bike Path, walk around Waterfront Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Burlington online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buffalo to Burlington in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July in Burlington, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Edgecomb Potters (in Edgecomb), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Wells Beach (in Wells). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planning app.

Drive from Burlington to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boston

— 6 nights

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.
Step out of Boston with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, get curious at Museum of Science, and walk around Boston Public Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston road trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.