15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Houston
Drive:  17​h 15​min
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 15​min
Houston

2
days
Charlotte

Charlotte
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through Freedom Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Billy Graham Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip planner .

Houston to Charlotte is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Charlotte is 1 hour. In April, Charlotte is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham Library
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Room Escape Games

2
days
Norfolk

Norfolk
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
On the 10th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk visit website .

Fly from Charlotte to Norfolk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Charlotte, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Norfolk, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Norfolk

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Chrysler Museum of Art
Chrysler Museum of Art

2
days
Richmond

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Maymont, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum- White House and Museum of the Confederacy, steep yourself in history at St. John's Episcopal Church, and then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

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Getting from Norfolk to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Richmond are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont
Maymont

5
days
Washington DC

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.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning site .

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Columbus visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Columbus when traveling from Washington DC in April, with lows around 43°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Room Escape Games
The Ohio Statehouse ©
The Ohio Statehouse

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