17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Manhattan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Moscow

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American Jewish History, wander the streets of Independence Mall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the American Revolution, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker site .

Moscow, Russia to Philadelphia is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Moscow to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Town, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Georgetown, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take a stroll through Capitol Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Old Town ©
Old Town
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally stroll around Pullen Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then engage your brain at Museum of Life + Science, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh visit planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Durham
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, take a stroll through Historic District, then admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planner .

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beach
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Historic District ©
Historic District
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 31st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then walk around Piedmont Park, and then explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Oakland Cemetery, then examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Booth Western Art Museum
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Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©

2
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Navarre Beach, look for gifts at Innerlight Surf Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Pickens Area. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach attractions planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Pensacola Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Pensacola Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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nights
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Massachusetts Street, then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at OZ Museum, examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, and finally learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manhattan online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Pensacola Beach to Manhattan with the Route module. Traveling from Pensacola Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Manhattan, with lows of 18°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Manhattan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Topeka, Abilene, OZ Museum, Massachusetts Street
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Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum

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