16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Petersburg
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

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.
Philadelphia Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Baltimore

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Baltimore itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Charlotte

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Levine Museum of the New South, see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and finally identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve. On your second day here, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum, and finally stroll around Freedom Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip planning tool.

Getting from Baltimore to Charlotte by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 15th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip maker website.

Getting from Charlotte to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 85°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 19th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Jackson Street Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then walk around Centennial Olympic Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Atlanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, things will get little chillier in Atlanta: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Petersburg

— 1 night
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blandford Church and Cemetery, stroll around Pamplin Historical Park, and then examine the collection at Pocahontas Island Black History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Petersburg holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Petersburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Petersburg when traveling from Atlanta in October, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, then make a trip to African Burial Ground, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, and finally stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip itinerary maker app.

Richmond is very close to Petersburg. In October, daytime highs in Richmond are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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.