10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Frederick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Damascus
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Louisville

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery and then view the masterpieces at ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip builder .

Louisville to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In October in Arlington, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frederick.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
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2
nights
Frederick

Frederick ©
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield and then tour the pleasant surroundings at C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frederick trip tool .

You can drive from Arlington to Frederick in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Frederick when traveling from Arlington in October, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Frederick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp, Antietam National Battlefield
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

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You can drive from Frederick to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Frederick in October, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 9th (Wed): explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, stroll around Historic Jamestowne, and then stop by Yankee Candle Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg visit planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 11th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shenandoah National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Weston.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

1
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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore and take pictures at John Henry Memorial Park, then take in the exciting artwork at West Virginia American Art Glass, then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and finally stop by Appalachian Glass.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston planner .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Weston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in October, you will find days in Weston are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

John Henry Memorial Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
John Henry Memorial Park ©
John Henry Memorial Park

1
night
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club, then stop by Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and then stroll through Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Damascus road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Weston to Damascus takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Damascus can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Abingdon
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Abingdon Olive Oil Company ©
Abingdon Olive Oil Company

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