16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Aberdeen
train + tram + Fly:  14​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Philadelphia
— 3 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, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online holiday planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in August, you will find days in Washington DC are much hotter (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then shop like a local with Michie Tavern, and then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip maker app .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

2
days
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, do a tasting at Sharp Rock Vineyards, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and finally stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sperryville, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

1
day
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District and then ponder the world of politics at Maryland State House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Annapolis trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Annapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Annapolis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Annapolis

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House

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 10th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbor, and then take a stroll through Fell's Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at National Aquarium, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and then explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner .

You can drive from Annapolis to Baltimore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
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 12th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Philadelphia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Classes, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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