16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
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New York City

Big Apple

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: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder site.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Charlotte

The Queen City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Settlers Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Charlotte by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Charlotte are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Charlotte

Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Charlotte to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Birmingham takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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Nashville

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.
On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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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.