15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Aberdeen
train + tram + Fly:  14​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Aberdeen

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in August: highs in Washington DC hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

2
days
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive, and then do a tasting at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Wisteria Farm and Vineyard
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

2
days
Charlottesville

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online road trip planner .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

1
day
Gettysburg

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.
On the 9th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Charlottesville to Gettysburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

1
day
Baltimore

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.
On the 10th (Mon), meet the residents at National Aquarium, take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Baltimore attractions website .

Getting from Gettysburg to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and subway; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature
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Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 11th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then browse the exhibits of Independence Hall, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Baltimore to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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