13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Hickory
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Raleigh
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Richmond
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Washington DC
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Hershey
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Philadelphia
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Atlantic City
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Dover
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Pocomoke City
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Virginia Beach
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Greenville
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Wilmington
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Hickory

— 1 night
Hickory is a city located primarily in Catawba County, North Carolina, with parts in adjoining Burke and Caldwell counties. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Catawba Science Center, stop by Hickory Furniture Mart, and then stroll around T.H. Broyhill Walking Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hickory trip itinerary maker website.

Charleston to Hickory is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Charleston in August since evenings lows in Hickory dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Hickory

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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 6th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, look for gifts at Videri Chocolate Factory, then stroll around Pullen Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh holiday website.

Traveling by car from Hickory to Raleigh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Museums

Richmond

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and then find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Raleigh to Richmond by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Richmond to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip maker tool.

You can drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Hershey is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Atlantic City

— 1 night

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic City online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for little chillier nights in Atlantic City, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Dover on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Dover

— 1 day
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): bet on a winner at Dover Downs Casino, see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum, and then try your luck at Harrington Raceway & Casino.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dover route builder.

Getting from Atlantic City to Dover by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Pocomoke City.

Things to do in Dover

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trip

Pocomoke City

— 1 night
Pocomoke City, dubbed "the friendliest town on the Eastern Shore", is a city in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pocomoke City road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dover to Pocomoke City in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Pocomoke City

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pocomoke City to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Greenville

— 1 night
Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County, principal city of the Greenville metropolitan area, and the 10th largest city in the state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): walk around River Park North and then make a trip to East Carolina University.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Greenville trip maker.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Greenville by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Greenville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Greenville to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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.