16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Sandusky
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Harrisburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights

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Sandusky — 1 night

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sandusky day trip planning tool.

Gurnee to Sandusky is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Gurnee in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Sandusky. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Flight 93 National Memorial. On the 21st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Flight 93 National Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Harrisburg.
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Harrisburg — 2 nights

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Christ Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue. On the next day, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harrisburg to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, then make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster holiday maker tool.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lancaster, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder site.

Fly from Lancaster to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Lancaster in July, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Hilton Head in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 2 nights

St. St. Augustine is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hilton Head to St. Augustine by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back 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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