17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Train to Manchester, Fly to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive
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Culpeper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Erie
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 3 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.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

York, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from York to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from York in April, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Culpeper.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Culpeper

— 2 nights
Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook. On your second day here, stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, then sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Culpeper trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Culpeper takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in April since evenings lows in Culpeper dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Culpeper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
On the 25th (Sun), deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute, view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, then learn about all things military at Museum of Military Memorabilia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington visit app.

You can drive from Culpeper to Lexington in 2 hours. While traveling from Culpeper, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lexington, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Shopping

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park, then appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then take a stroll around Culture Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lexington to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Lexington in April, you will find days in Charleston are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Rockhouse, then contemplate the long history of Sherman House Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Jubilee Museum, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Charleston in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Columbus: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, see the interesting displays at Experience Childrens Museum, and then stroll around Presque Isle State Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Erie vacation planner.

Getting from Columbus to Erie by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, Erie is little chillier than Columbus - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.