12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Chantilly
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Durham
— 1 night
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Greensboro
— 1 night
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Sterling
— 5 nights
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Chantilly

— 2 nights
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Little Library, identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Washington & Old Dominion Trail, learn about winemaking at Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Ono Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chantilly day trip tool.

New York City to Chantilly is an approximately 5-hour bus ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chantilly, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chantilly

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chantilly to Virginia Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chantilly in December: high temperatures in Virginia Beach hover around 56°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Raleigh.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Tours · Outdoors
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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Capital Area Greenway, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Bell Tower, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Water Spa, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oak City Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Raleigh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Raleigh

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Durham

— 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): go for a walk through Riverwalk, then admire the majestic nature at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, then sample the fine beverages at Durham Distillery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bull City Ciderworks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durham day trip planning website.

Durham is just a short distance from Raleigh. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Trails · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 1 night
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Country Park, trek along Lake Brandt Marina, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gibb's Hundred Brewing Co, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Red Oak Lager Haus & BierGarten.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Greensboro trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Durham to Greensboro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Greensboro sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sterling.

Things to do in Greensboro

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sterling

— 5 nights
Sterling, Virginia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Billy Goat Trail and Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Explore Sterling's surroundings by going to Frederick (McClintock Distilling & Community Bridge Mural), Linganore Winecellars (in Mount Airy) and Big Cork Vineyards (in Rohrersville). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Oatlands Historic House & Garden, stroll around Algonkian Regional Park, learn about winemaking at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Ox Brewery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sterling journey planning app.

Getting from Greensboro to Sterling by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Greensboro in December, expect Sterling to be a bit cooler, temps between 49°F and 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sterling

Wineries · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.