17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
4
New York City
— 3 nights
5
Columbus
— 1 night
6
Charleston
— 1 night
7
Gatlinburg
— 1 night

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, thenmake a trip to Old Settlers Cemetery, and then stroll around Freedom Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum, thenget in on the family fun at Carowinds, thenlook for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, and finally see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte holiday planning app.

Marietta to Charlotte is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Huntersville, PuckerButt Pepper Company
Highlights from your plan
Levine Museum of the New South ©
Levine Museum of the New South
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Monument Avenue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Maymont. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at White House of the Confederacy, thenstroll the grounds of African Burial Ground, thenadmire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally wander the streets of Carytown.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Richmond tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Richmond takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Richmond are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Maymont ©
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
African Burial Ground ©
African Burial Ground

2
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thenpause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, thenget a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, thensee the interesting displays at National Constitution Center, and finally try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder site.

You can fly from Richmond to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in New York City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
night
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Rockhouse, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenget outside with Jet Pack Water Adventure, and finally walk around Shrum Mound. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, thenshop like a local with Easton Town Center, thenexamine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of German Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbus trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from New York City to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Jet Pack Water Adventure, Rockhouse, Zipline, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol, thentake an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, thenget into the urban bustle at Culture Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest, thenmake a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, thenget curious at Clay Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Street.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder.

Drive from Columbus to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 20th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, look for gifts at Pepper Palace at the Village, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, thensample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, shop like a local with Fowler's Clay Works, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, thenget in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, and finally learn about winemaking at Gatlinburg Wine Cellar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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