16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Shepherdstown
— 3 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
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Winston Salem
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Brevard
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at House Creek Greenway Trail, identify plant and animal life at Umstead State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lonerider: Ales for Outlaws.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh trip builder website.

Houston to Raleigh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Raleigh. Traveling from Houston in September, things will get slightly colder in Raleigh: highs are around 82°F and lows about 63°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Richmond

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 14th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Deep Run Park. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, then bet on your favorite at Richmond Raceway, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Richmond takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shepherdstown.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Museums

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Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, in the United States, located along the Potomac River. On the 17th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Antietam National Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Shepherdstown Museum, then stop by Four Seasons Books, then stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls.

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You can drive from Richmond to Shepherdstown in 3 hours. Traveling from Richmond in September, Shepherdstown is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Shepherdstown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our White Sulphur Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Shepherdstown to White Sulphur Springs in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Winston Salem.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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Winston Salem

Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Winston Salem fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Winston Salem takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Winston Salem when traveling from White Sulphur Springs in September, with lows around 63°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours and Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge) and Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg Wine Cellar, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dirty Jack’s, head outdoors with Brookside Guides, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

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Traveling by car from Winston Salem to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Asheville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Brevard.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Brevard

Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brevard trip planning app.

Drive from Asheville to Brevard in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Brevard are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Brevard

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and then get outside with Capital Area Greenway. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Neuse River Trail, glide peacefully along the water with Paddle Creek, and then shop like a local with North Hills.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh day trip app.

You can drive from Brevard to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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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.