11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Great Valley Farm Brewery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Natural Bridge trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Natural Bridge is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Natural Bridge at 74°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): listen to music at Fox Theatre, stop by Virginia-Highland, then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and finally get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, and then trek along Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Natural Bridge to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Natural Bridge in July, expect Atlanta to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Raleigh.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 18th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Frankie's Fun Park, take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, then stroll around Historic Yates Mill County Park, and finally stroll through Fletcher Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Oakwood, then engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then stop by Videri Chocolate Factory, and finally trek along Neuse River Trail.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Raleigh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and finally stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park and then kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

Getting from Raleigh to Williamsburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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, visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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.
On the 24th (Fri), trek along U.S. National Arboretum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.