16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Aberdeen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Charlottesville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + train:  14​h
Aberdeen

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Philadelphia attractions planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Aberdeen in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Classes

Side Trips

Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
days
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 4th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum. On the next day, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lancaster to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Lancaster in September, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Parks, #Casinos, #Fun & Games
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Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

1
day
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luray trip app .

Drive from Baltimore to Luray in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Baltimore in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Luray. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

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.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head and then admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville online holiday maker .

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trip

Trinity Episcopal Church
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Charlottesville to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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