16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Aberdeen
+4
train + tram + Fly + bus + subway:  14​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Baltimore
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Aberdeen

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.
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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Aberdeen to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in August, you will find days in Washington DC are warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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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 6th (Thu): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Copper Fox Distillery
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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

1
day
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 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then do a tasting at Trump Winery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use 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. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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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

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, & more). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, meet the residents at National Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Baltimore tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Baltimore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Charlottesville in September, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder site .

Take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Classes

Side Trips

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

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