12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Folly Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston itinerary planner.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Times Square, then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Sun), trek along Kelly Drive, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip website .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Loch Raven Reservoir, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally view the masterpieces at Loring Cornish Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Loch Raven Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

1
night
Charleston

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 7th (Wed): settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston planning app .

Fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Folly Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

1
night
Folly Beach

Folly Beach is a city located on Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a Folly Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Folly Beach is just a stone's throw from Charleston. August in Folly Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Folly Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner .

Drive from Folly Beach to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville online trip maker .

Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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