9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Detroit
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Indianapolis
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Dayton
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White Sulphur Springs
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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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Kutztown
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Harrisburg
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Albany
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Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ford Rouge Factory Tour as well as The Henry Ford. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then learn the secrets of production at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Detroit are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Detroit

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Indianapolis

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monument Circle. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument Circle and then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis route planning website.

You can fly from Detroit to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Indianapolis

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of the US Air Force, Miami Valley Military History Museum and America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about all things military at Miami Valley Military History Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dayton driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Dayton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Dayton, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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White Sulphur Springs

— 1 night
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Smooth Ambler Distillery as well as Lost World Caverns. On the 10th (Tue), Head underground at Lost World Caverns and then sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs route maker app.

You can drive from Dayton to White Sulphur Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dayton in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in White Sulphur Springs. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes United States Capitol, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Washington Monument. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Washington DC in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from White Sulphur Springs in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kutztown.

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Kutztown

— 1 day
Kutztown is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Allentown and northeast of Reading. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Lehigh Valley Zoo and then explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kutztown trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Kutztown takes 1.5 hours. In May in Kutztown, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Kutztown

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Harrisburg

— 1 night
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, get engrossed in the history at Pennsylvania State Police Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg trip planner.

Drive from Kutztown to Harrisburg in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Harrisburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Tours

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Albany

— 1 night
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then walk around Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Thacher State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Harrisburg to Albany in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.

District of Columbia travel guide

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Monuments · Specialty Museums · Government Buildings
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia is a sightseeing heaven with the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums. The city now boasts shopping, dining, and nightlife options befitting one of the world's major cities. Practically every visitor ends up on the centrally located 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of parkland holding the nation's finest monuments, as well as the world-famous Smithsonian Institution. To experience the true spirit of this vibrant metropolis and enjoy a well-rounded vacation, get away from neoclassical memorials for a little while and mingle with the locals at one of the city's trendy bars or restaurants.