16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Annapolis
— 1 night
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St. Michaels
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
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Morehead City
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Winchester
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Marseille

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Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then take a stroll through Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Marseille, France to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Annapolis.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Annapolis — 1 night

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District and then get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Annapolis trip maker tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Annapolis by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Annapolis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Michaels.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

St. Michaels — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head off the coast to Tilghman Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Wye Church.

Make your St. Michaels itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Annapolis to St. Michaels in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 2 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then trek along Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lewes Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip planner.

Getting from St. Michaels to Ocean City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then gain insight at First Landing State Park, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ocean City to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kill Devil Hills — 1 night

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills day trip app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Kill Devil Hills in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Morehead City.
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Morehead City — 1 night

Morehead City is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Morehead City trip planning site.

Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Morehead City in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Morehead City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morehead City to Wilmington takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Charleston using our trip planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Asheville — 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Western North Carolina Nature Center, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Winchester.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Winchester — 1 night

Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Belle Grove Plantation, then explore the world behind art at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, and then get a taste of life in the country at Rocking S Ranch.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Winchester visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Winchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Shenandoah National Park — 2 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along Limberlost Trail, then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Winchester to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.
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