15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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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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Morgantown
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Charleston
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Lexington
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Nashville
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Hickory
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip planner.

Charleston to Raleigh is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in August, Raleigh is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Raleigh

Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Richmond route maker.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Richmond takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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 7th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens and then examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey road trip site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Hershey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hershey, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Morgantown

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), trek along Coopers Rock State Forest and then deepen your understanding at West Virginia University.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Morgantown online holiday builder.

Getting from Hershey to Morgantown by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Morgantown

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planner.

You can drive from Morgantown to Charleston in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Lexington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and then don't miss a visit to Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Knoxville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Knoxville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hickory.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hickory

— 2 nights
Hickory is a city located primarily in Catawba County, North Carolina, with parts in adjoining Burke and Caldwell counties. On the 17th (Tue), look for gifts at Hickory Furniture Mart and then get engrossed in the history at Mystery Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Maple Grove and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Catawba Science Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hickory day trip site.

You can drive from Knoxville to Hickory in 3.5 hours. August in Hickory sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hickory

Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.