11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Drive
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Natural Bridge
Fly
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
6
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. On the 15th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Valley Farm Brewery and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Natural Bridge planning tool.

Washington DC to Natural Bridge is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Natural Bridge hover around 74°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, take a stroll through Virginia-Highland, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and finally find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, and then stroll through Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Natural Bridge to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and subway. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Natural Bridge in July: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 89°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Frankie's Fun Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, then steep yourself in history at Historic Yates Mill County Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic Oakwood, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then look for gifts at Videri Chocolate Factory, and finally hike along Neuse River Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip maker app.

You can fly from Atlanta to Raleigh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and finally look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, and then stroll through Yorktown Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planning tool.

You can drive from Raleigh to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online visit planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.