10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary maker
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Fly
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Newark
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lancaster
Drive
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive to Cedar Island, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Williamsburg
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart

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Newark — 1 night

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Presby Iris Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newark online road trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Newark is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Newark due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Newark: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lancaster.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Lancaster

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lancaster online holiday maker.

Drive from Newark to Lancaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.
Shopping
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Gettysburg — 2 nights

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devils Den and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Wilmington.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gettysburg to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gettysburg in May, with highs in Wilmington at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Ocracoke.
Wineries · Spas

Ocracoke

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of British Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ocracoke online itinerary maker.

Getting from Wilmington to Ocracoke by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Wilmington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ocracoke, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Williamsburg.
Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Williamsburg — 1 night

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 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Williamsburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation builder app.

Drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.