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:  17​h
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+4
subway + bus + Fly + tram + train:  14​h
End: Aberdeen

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 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Hike and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Edinburg Mill, then shop like a local with Marker-Miller Orchards, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shenandoah River State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luray online trip maker .

Aberdeen, UK to Luray is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Luray is minus 5 hours. In September, Luray is somewhat warmer than Aberdeen - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Marker-Miller Orchards, Edinburg Mill, Shenandoah River State Park
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Marker-Miller Orchards ©
Marker-Miller Orchards
Shenandoah River State Park ©
Shenandoah River State Park

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 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then learn about winemaking at First Colony Winery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planner.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In September in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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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

5
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and cruise along Cades Cove.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online attractions planner .

You can fly from Charlottesville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, & more). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, meet the residents at National Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Baltimore trip planner .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Baltimore by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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.

Discover how to plan a Annapolis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Annapolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Annapolis sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip site .

You can drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 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, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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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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