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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Luray
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Annapolis
— 2 nights
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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app .

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 to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Aberdeen, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

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

few
hours
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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luray online trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Luray is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Luray Valley Museum ©
Luray Valley Museum

2
days
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Wren Building, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg online itinerary planner .

Drive from Luray to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luray in September since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. John's College, contemplate the long history of Hammond-Harwood House, then admire the natural beauty at William Paca Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at Thurgood Marshall Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Annapolis travel route tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Annapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in September, expect nights in Annapolis to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Annapolis

#Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hammond-Harwood House ©
Hammond-Harwood House
St. John's College ©
St. John's College
William Paca Garden ©
William Paca Garden

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, & more). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Baltimore travel route builder site .

Getting from Annapolis to Baltimore by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Baltimore are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Classes

Side Trips

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

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