11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip planning tool.

Los Angeles to Atlanta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 6th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Atlanta to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Orlando to Asheville by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and then browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, then step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Charleston to Williamsburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in August, Williamsburg is little chillier at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation builder website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip tool.

You can drive from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from New York City to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.