14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte & Ramsey Cascades), Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, sample the fine beverages at Troy and Sons Distillers, and shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

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

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder app.

Getting from Asheville to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and examine the collection at National Constitution Center.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip maker app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Roanoke Valley Greenways, head outdoors with Salem Red Sox, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Roanoke trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Roanoke in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.