21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Gloversville
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 1 day
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Saint Johnsbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Mystic
— 1 day
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilmington
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis — 1 night

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 10th (Sun): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see the interesting displays at NCAA Hall of Champions, and then don't miss a visit to Central Canal.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Indianapolis. In October in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Empire State Building. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gloversville.
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Gloversville — 2 nights

Gloversville, a city in Fulton County, New York, was once the hub of the United States' glovemaking industry, with over two hundred manufacturers in Gloversville and the adjacent city of Johnstown. On the 17th (Sun), stop by Schoharie Valley Farms and then Head underground at Secret Caverns. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Adirondack Animal Land and then admire the majestic nature at Thacher State Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gloversville trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Gloversville takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Gloversville reach 61°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to North Conway.
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North Conway — 1 day

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 19th (Tue), look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, and then stop by Zeb's General Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our North Conway itinerary planner.

Getting from Gloversville to North Conway by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint Johnsbury.
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Saint Johnsbury — 2 nights

St. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge and then walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel and then get advice or help at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Johnsbury online tour planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Saint Johnsbury takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Saint Johnsbury. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Acadia National Park holiday maker.

You can drive from Saint Johnsbury to Acadia National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mystic.
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Mystic — 1 day

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Stonington Village Farmers' Market, then take a tour by water with Mystic Seaport Museum, and then explore the galleries of The Custom House Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mystic trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Acadia National Park to Mystic in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Mystic is somewhat warmer than Acadia National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

Westport is a town located in Connecticut, along Long Island Sound within Connecticut's Gold Coast in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): walk around Sherwood Island State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Compo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): experience rural life at Silverman's Farm and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Beardsley Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Westport, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mystic to Westport in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.
On the 26th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Wildwood Boardwalk, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape May trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Cape May takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape May are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary and then don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel website.

Drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Wilmington.
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Wilmington

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the history at Brandywine Battlefield, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington day trip app.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Wilmington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app.

Traveling by train from Wilmington to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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Vermont travel guide

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The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
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.
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Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Room Escape Games
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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Delaware travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.
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