12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brooklyn
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  15​h 30​min
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
9
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train + subway:  1​h 45​min
End: Brooklyn

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Harper Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Civil War Living History Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planning site .

Brooklyn to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harper Cemetery ©
Harper Cemetery
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©
White Hall Tavern ©
White Hall Tavern

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park online travel route planner .

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery, stop by Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park, and finally see the interesting displays at U.S. Army Transportation Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Musical Museum ©
Virginia Musical Museum
U.S. Army Transportation Museum ©
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park

1
night
Chincoteague Island

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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague Bay Field Station ©
Chincoteague Bay Field Station

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Grog's Watersports. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip builder tool .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Nags Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. In June in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. June in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Little Greenbrier School ©
Little Greenbrier School
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

1
night
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 25th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and then take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey tool .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum
Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville ©

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 28th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Liberty Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Fly from Nashville to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Liberty Museum ©
National Liberty Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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