17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+4
subway + bus + Fly + tram + train:  14​h
End: Aberdeen

4
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel route planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in August, you will find days in Philadelphia are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
On the 4th (Tue), take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Annapolis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Annapolis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Annapolis

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

2
days
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, then deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, and then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

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Traveling by car from Annapolis to Charlottesville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Annapolis in September, Charlottesville is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike. On your second day here, cruise along Skyline Drive and then take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Luray trip planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then explore the activities along Inner Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and then admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore online route maker .

You can drive from Luray to Baltimore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Luray in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

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

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, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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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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