13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip builder app.

Columbia to Asheville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Columbia in July: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip app.

Getting from Asheville to Washington DC by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Asheville in August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of Gettysburg to go to Harpers Ferry and see Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Gettysburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey tour builder website.

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wineries

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, then take in the history at Brandywine Battlefield, and finally hike along Kelly Drive.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.