12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Manassas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Codorus State Park, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and then admire the majestic nature at Cunningham Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Gettysburg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Gettysburg. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Manassas.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Manassas

Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Visiting Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain Hike will get you outdoors. Attractions like Shenandoah Caverns and Manassas National Battlefield Park make great kid-friendly stops. When in Manassas, make a side trip to see James Madison's Montpelier in Montpelier Station, approximately Montpelier Station away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and cool off at Splash Down Waterpark.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manassas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gettysburg to Manassas in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Manassas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Richmond

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Jamestown Settlement and Hollywood Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Maymont. Go for a jaunt from Richmond to Williamsburg to see The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond holiday planner.

Getting from Manassas to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. July in Richmond sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Virginia Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Virginia Beach and Grommet Island Park. Visiting Sandbridge Beach and First Landing State Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, explore the activities along Owl Creek, and see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.