30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lake George
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
Fly
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Drive to Newberry, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, stroll through Devils Den, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker website.

Orlando to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in June, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Bring the kids along to Hershey Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to The Hershey Story Museum and Philadelphia Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, hike along Schuylkill River Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker site.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lake George.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Lake George

— 1 night

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and then explore the activities along Lake George.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake George road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Lake George takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Lake George reach 77°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip website.

Fly from Lake George to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lake George in June, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

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Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niagara Falls and Niagara Gorge Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Cave of the Winds and Devil's Hole State Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip builder site.

Fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Niagara Falls, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind James A. Garfield Monument, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Overlook Area, stroll through F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, then make a trip to A Christmas Story House, then get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Memphis Kiddie Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Niagara Falls in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sandusky

— 3 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kids will enjoy Cedar Point and Toledo Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toledo Museum of Art and Sea Breeze Charters. Venture out of the city with trips to Imagination Station (in Toledo) and W.W. Knight Nature Preserve (in Perrysburg). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, explore the activities along James H. McBride Arboretum, and steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sandusky holiday maker.

Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Empire.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Empire trip planner.

You can fly from Sandusky to Empire in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Empire is a bit cooler than Sandusky - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Step off the beaten path and head to Presque Isle Park and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Lakenenland Sculpture Park) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munising vacation website.

You can drive from Empire to Munising in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Munising are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then stroll through Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and finally stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island route planner.

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Indianapolis

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Central Canal and Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Terre Haute (Deming Park & Vigo County Courthouse). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indianapolis Cultural Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Indiana War Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at White River State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Indianapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in June, with highs in Indianapolis at 82°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Wahkeena Nature Preserve, then stroll through Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rockbridge day trip planning tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Rockbridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.