16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Drive:  45​min
1
Dandridge
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Lynchburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Montpelier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bethlehem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Knoxville

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day
Dandridge

Dandridge ©
Dandridge is a town in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Revolutionary War Graveyard, sample the fine beverages at Thunder Road Distillery, do a tasting at Eagle Springs Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Sevier Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, and finally sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dandridge trip planner .

Knoxville to Dandridge is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Dandridge

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevierville, Thunder Road Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Sevier Distilling Company ©
Sevier Distilling Company
Eagle Springs Winery ©
Eagle Springs Winery

1
night
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery, see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Cave Spring Hollow, then stroll the grounds of Lynchburg City Cemetery, and finally do a tasting at Lynchburg Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lynchburg planner .

Traveling by car from Dandridge to Lynchburg takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dandridge to Lynchburg. In September in Lynchburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prichard's Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Prichard's Distillery ©
Prichard's Distillery
Old Jail Museum ©
Old Jail Museum
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ivy Creek Natural Area.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lynchburg to Charlottesville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lynchburg to Charlottesville. In September, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Society Hill, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally admire all the interesting features of Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Hunters Valley. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Harrisburg online attractions planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Harrisburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, The Winery at Hunters Valley
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Park ©
Wildwood Park
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

1
night
Montpelier

Montpelier ©
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Long Trail, ponder the world of politics at Vermont State House, then look for gifts at The Quirky Pet, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hope Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montpelier trip planner .

Getting from Harrisburg to Montpelier by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Harrisburg in September: high temperatures in Montpelier hover around 71°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Montpelier

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Long Trail, Hope Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Hope Cemetery ©
Hope Cemetery
Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop ©
Vermont State House ©
Vermont State House

1
night
Bethlehem

Bethlehem ©
Bethlehem is a hillside town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of The Rocks Estate and Christmas Tree Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Montpelier to Bethlehem takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franconia
Highlights from your plan
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Freedom Trail and The Paul Revere House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: 1634 Meadery (in Ipswich), The House of the Seven Gables (in Salem) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through North End, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, shop like a local with Newbury Street, and contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston day trip planning website .

Getting from Bethlehem to Boston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bethlehem in September since evenings lows in Boston dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1634 Meadery, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Buckman Tavern, The House of the Seven Gables, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Indian Point Blagden Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in September, with highs in Bar Harbor at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Indian Point Blagden Preserve ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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