12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Wrightsville Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Stamford

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as well as National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pullen Park, City Market and Umstead State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, walk around Pullen Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Charleston.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
City Market ©
City Market

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Washington Square
Washington Square

1
night
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wrightsville Beach journey tool .

You can drive from Charleston to Wrightsville Beach in 4 hours. Traveling from Charleston in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wrightsville Beach, with lows of 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Norfolk.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

2
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MacArthur Memorial as well as Elizabeth River Trail. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of MacArthur Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art and then grab your bike and head to Elizabeth River Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Norfolk tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Wrightsville Beach to Norfolk by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wrightsville Beach in November, expect nights in Norfolk to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
MacArthur Memorial ©
MacArthur Memorial
Elizabeth River Trail ©
Elizabeth River Trail

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour builder .

Fly from Norfolk to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Norfolk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Philadelphia, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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