15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 1 night
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Urban Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

Columbia to Asheville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier 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 drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Gallery, and then see the sky in a new way at Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Roanoke trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Asheville to Roanoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Let the collections at Randyland and The Clemente Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Allegheny Cemetery and Saint Anthony Chapel. The adventure continues: stop by Mount Washington, take an in-depth tour of Fort Pitt Museum, and examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Roanoke to Pittsburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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 6th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, see the interesting displays at Rupp House, stop by Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, then explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, and finally admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, then pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, and finally test your team's savvy at 1863 Escape.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey driving holiday website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Hershey sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Historic Rock Ford, putt your heart out at Village Greens Miniature Golf, then see the interesting displays at National Toy Train Museum, and finally tee off at Water's Edge Mini-Golf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster online trip builder.

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lancaster are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Independence Seaport Museum.

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Traveling by car from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in August, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 11th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Federal Hill Park, see the interesting displays at B&O Railroad Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baltimore journey planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then immerse yourself in nature at York River State Park, then examine the collection at Virginia Musical Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bounce House & Laser Tag. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, do a tasting at Silver Hand Meadery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Baltimore to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.