15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Staunton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ocean City
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
London

3
days
Washington DC

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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
Washington Monument

1
day
Virginia Beach

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
day
Richmond

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 9th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, browse the collection at Library of Virginia, then relax in the rural setting at Maymont, and finally admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Richmond trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Capitol Building

1
day
Charlottesville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Staunton.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland

1
day
Staunton

Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Camera Heritage Museum, then explore by horseback at Star B Stables, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Staunton tour planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Staunton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Staunton are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Staunton

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Star B Stables
Trinity Episcopal Church
The Camera Heritage Museum

1
day
Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Staunton to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

2
days
Gettysburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
days
Baltimore

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, and then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum and then meet the residents at National Aquarium.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
National Aquarium
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

1
day
Ocean City

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 17th (Fri), wander the streets of Ocean City Beach, then meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then putt your heart out at Haunted Golf.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Baltimore to Ocean City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Ocean City Beach
Haunted Golf

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