58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Denver
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Nashville
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Naples
— 29 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Hammondsport
— 7 nights
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Ithaca
— 7 nights
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Syracuse
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Rochester
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Aspen — 2 nights

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get great views at Independence Pass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aspen attractions planner.

Phoenix to Aspen is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Aspen is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.
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Denver — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Shirt Brewing.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in October, with highs in Denver at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 75°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Naples.
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Naples — 29 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fort Lauderdale (E Las Olas Blvd, Stranahan House, &more), Punta Gorda (Muscle Car City Museum & Fishermen's Village) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. Spend the 26th (Tue) spotting exotic species with Everglades Day Safari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nashville to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): cruise along Newfound Gap Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Naples in November; daily highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 2 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg travel planner.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hammondsport.
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Hammondsport — 7 nights

Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hammondsport: Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen State Park & Seneca Lake Wine Trail), Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard (in Naples) and Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at Heron Hill Winery, and relax in the rural setting at Apple Barrel Orchards.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hammondsport online road trip planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Hammondsport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in November, with highs in Hammondsport at 48°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 7 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to The Christmas House (in Elmira), Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton) and Burdett (Two Goats Brewing & Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.). Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, do a tasting at Ports of New York Winery, take some stellar pictures from Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center, and deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ithaca online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hammondsport to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip tool.

You can drive from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You'll set off for Rochester on the 28th (Sun).
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Rochester — 4 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield), Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House (in Buffalo) and Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls & Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, make a splash at Seabreeze Amusement Park, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.
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