16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
+4
train + tram + Fly + bus + subway:  14​h
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Aberdeen


5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planning website .

Aberdeen, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Aberdeen in August, plan for much warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, & more). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

To plan Baltimore vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Baltimore sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©

1
night
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St. John's College and then contemplate the long history of Hammond-Harwood House.

To find out how to plan a trip to Annapolis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Annapolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Annapolis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Annapolis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hammond-Harwood House ©
Hammond-Harwood House
St. John's College ©
St. John's College

2
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 10th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luray trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Annapolis to Luray in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Annapolis in September, Luray is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 11th (Tue), gain insight at University of Virginia, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then contemplate the long history of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Luray to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Charlottesville in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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