11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaumont
— 1 night
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Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Lancaster
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Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Danville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsport
— 1 night
Drive
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then get your game on at Escape Hunt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

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

New Orleans to Houston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Houston to be a bit cooler, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beaumont.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Beaumont

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Chambers House, take an in-depth tour of McFaddin-Ward House Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Beaumont online vacation maker.

You can drive from Houston to Beaumont in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village and then find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beaumont to Lancaster. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beaumont to Lancaster. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beaumont in August: high temperatures in Lancaster hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Danville.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Danville

— 1 night
Danville is a borough in and the county seat of Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Knoebles Mining Museum, then get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort, and then relax in the rural setting at New Creations Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Danville trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Lancaster to Danville by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Danville can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Williamsport.

Things to do in Danville

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Williamsport

— 1 night
Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, then examine the collection at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, and then deepen your understanding at Community Arts Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Williamsport itinerary planner.

Drive from Danville to Williamsport in an hour. In August in Williamsport, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Williamsport

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Charlottesville (Mulberry Row, Monticello, &more) and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, &more). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and appreciate the history behind Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond online road trip planner.

Getting from Williamsport to Richmond by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Williamsport in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Richmond, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Lancaster County travel guide

4.3
Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.