17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jersey City
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Baltimore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Savannah
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Daytona Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cape Canaveral
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Fort Myers
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
16
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
18
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
End: Brooklyn

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, appreciate the history behind The Clothespin, browse the exhibits of Independence Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

Jersey City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 15th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Fort McHenry National Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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.
On the 16th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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Richmond

Richmond
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.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Richmond online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Richmond sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toWilmington.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Broomtail Craft Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wilmington day trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Wilmington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toJacksonville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©
Broomtail Craft Brewery ©
Broomtail Craft Brewery

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Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip tool .

Fly from Wilmington to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for Jacksonville on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jacksonville tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and then make a splash at Daytona Lagoon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Daytona Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Daytona Lagoon ©
Daytona Lagoon
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory ©
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll around Manatee Sanctuary Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Canaveral trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Cape Canaveral takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Canaveral can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Manatee Sanctuary Park ©
Manatee Sanctuary Park

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Star Wars Launch Bay and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort. Keep things going the next day: try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder app .

Getting from Cape Canaveral to Orlando by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Miami and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami day trip site .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Miami ©
Zoo Miami
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

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Fort Myers

Fort Myers
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort Myers road trip planning site .

Getting from Miami to Fort Myers by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Myers can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Tampa on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampa trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Myers to Tampa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Tampa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The Florida Aquarium ©
The Florida Aquarium

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Atlanta, then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta road trip site .

You can fly from Tampa to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in August, Atlanta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Zoo Atlanta ©
Zoo Atlanta
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Atlanta to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charlotte are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Old Settlers Cemetery ©
Old Settlers Cemetery

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach
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.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Charlotte to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Washington DC on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Museums Parks
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
White House ©
White House
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Gettysburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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