20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
Boston
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+4
subway + bus + Fly + tram + train:  14​h
End: Aberdeen

5
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Race Point Beach). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, stroll through Boston Common, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Boston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Aberdeen, UK to Boston is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincetown, Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Brookline Booksmith
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

4
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. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, explore and take pictures at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 25th (Tue): deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then learn about winemaking at First Colony Winery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planner .

Fly from Philadelphia to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luray.

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

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 26th (Wed): trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike and then don't miss a visit to Edinburg Mill. On the next day, Head underground at Luray Caverns and then stroll through Shenandoah River State Park.

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Drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. September in Luray sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah River State Park, Edinburg Mill
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Shenandoah River State Park ©
Shenandoah River State Park

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 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. John's College, steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at William Paca Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Annapolis online tour builder .

Getting from Luray to Annapolis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Annapolis, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

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

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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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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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