15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Carlisle
— 1 day
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Bardstown
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Lake Lure
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Carlisle

— 1 day
Carlisle is a borough and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about all things military at United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carlisle road trip planner.

Philadelphia to Carlisle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Carlisle dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then get great views at The Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry day trip website.

Traveling by car from Carlisle to Harpers Ferry takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Hot Springs

— 1 night
Hot Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bath County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Homestead Ski Area, tee off at Homestead Old Course, then play a few rounds at Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Homestead.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs day trip website.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Harpers Ferry in August, with highs in Hot Springs at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Golf · Winter Sports · Parks

Fayetteville

— 1 night
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hot Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Hot Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fayetteville, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an unincorporated community in southern Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through West Virginia State Wildlife Center and then tee off at Stonewall Resort - The Palmer Course.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Roanoke trip planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Roanoke in 1.5 hours. August in Roanoke sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Roanoke

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling route planner.

You can drive from Roanoke to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, get engrossed in the history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lexington online road trip planner.

Drive from Wheeling to Lexington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Bardstown

— 2 nights
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 9th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Lincoln Homestead State Park, then see the interesting displays at Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, and then play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green River Stables.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bardstown day trip tool.

You can drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Bardstown, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Bardstown

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, and then stroll around Louisville Waterfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, see the interesting displays at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then examine the collection at Frazier History Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville online trip planner.

You can drive from Bardstown to Louisville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Lake Lure

— 1 night
Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 13th (Thu), take in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, then make a splash at Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, then see the interesting displays at The Right Track Toy Train Museum, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Lure trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Louisville to Lake Lure in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Asheville

— 2 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 14th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, examine the collection at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Asheville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Lure to Asheville takes an hour. August in Asheville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.