10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
Drive
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Staunton
— 1 night
Drive
6
Winchester
— 1 night
Drive
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Somerset
— 1 night
Drive
8
Chambersburg
Drive
9
York
— 3 nights
Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport

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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planning app.

Belfast, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Philadelphia. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in September: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Charlottesville

Hoo-Ville

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 4th (Sat): deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville itinerary tool.

Drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Staunton.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Staunton

— 1 night
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): Head underground at Grand Caverns.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Staunton trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Staunton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Charlottesville in September since evenings lows in Staunton dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Staunton

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Winchester

— 1 night
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Veiled History.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Winchester journey maker.

Getting from Staunton to Winchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Winchester sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Somerset

— 1 night
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Flight 93 National Memorial and then stroll around Jager and Friends Dog Park.

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

You can drive from Winchester to Somerset in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Somerset are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Chambersburg.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chambersburg

Chambersburg is a borough in the South Central region of Pennsylvania, United States. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chambersburg visit planner.

You can drive from Somerset to Chambersburg in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chambersburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Chambersburg

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wineries

York

— 3 nights
York, known as the White Rose City, is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the south-central region of the state. On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the York trip planner.

You can drive from Chambersburg to York in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chambersburg in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in York, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.