55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Boston
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Buffalo
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 5 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Old King's Hwy), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Atwood Museum, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary tool.

Chennai, India to Boston is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Boston. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in November; daily highs in Boston reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:

New York City

— 6 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and stroll around The High Line.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Philadelphia

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philadelphia trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory and then stroll through South Cape May Meadows.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape May tour itinerary website.

Drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape May, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Shenandoah National Park and see Old Rag Mountain Hike, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:

Buffalo

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, &more) and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center (in Lewiston). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, get a new perspective on things with Grand Lady Cruises, go for a walk through Goat Island, and steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, Buffalo is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Atlanta

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Fri): meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum and then examine the collection at Old Car City.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip planning site.

You can fly from Buffalo to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buffalo in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to The Blueberry Patch (in Murfreesboro), Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery (in Smithville) and Gentry's Farm (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, and look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In December, Nashville is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to The Gateway Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in December, things will get little chillier in Saint Louis: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Cincinnati

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Lexington (Unique Horse Farm Tours, Keeneland, &more), Georgetown (Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm & Evans Orchard & Cider Mill) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). And it doesn't end there: pedal to the sights with Pedal Wagon Columbus, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Co..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati day trip planning app.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Cincinnati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

Indianapolis

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Hunters Honey Farm, relax in the rural setting at Anderson Orchard, and then relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Miller House and Garden and then look for gifts at Tuttle Orchards.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Chicago

— 5 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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.