17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Shepherdstown
— 1 night
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White Sulphur Springs
— Few hours
Drive
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Winston Salem
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brevard
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground, then learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, then get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and finally stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, then admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and finally get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion.

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

Oklahoma City to Richmond is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Richmond, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oklahoma City in September, plan for little chillier days in Richmond, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Shepherdstown.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, in the United States, located along the Potomac River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shepherdstown driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Shepherdstown takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Richmond in September since evenings lows in Shepherdstown dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Shepherdstown

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, and then expand your understanding of the military at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read White Sulphur Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shepherdstown to White Sulphur Springs takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in White Sulphur Springs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Winston Salem.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Winston Salem

Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pilot Mountain State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Winston Salem driving holiday planner.

Getting from White Sulphur Springs to Winston Salem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from White Sulphur Springs in September, Winston Salem is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville to go to Marshall and see French Broad Adventures, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip planning tool.

Getting from Winston Salem to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Brevard.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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. On the 22nd (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, view the masterpieces at Local Color, and then admire the sheer force of Connestee Falls. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Transylvania County Courthouse, then learn about all things military at WNC Military History Museum, then shake up your sightseeing with Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Brevard trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Brevard in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Brevard

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip site.

You can drive from Brevard to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brevard in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Durham History, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then find your balance on the water with Paddle Creek, and finally walk around Pullen Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online trip maker.

You can drive from Charleston to Raleigh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Raleigh, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.