18 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Bus to Luxembourg, Fly to Atlanta
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
Fly to Luxembourg, Bus to Trier

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Atlanta — 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Anna Ruby Falls and Piedmont Park. Get in touch with nature at Stone Mountain Park and Arabia Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Helen (River Rafting & Tubing & Chattahoochee River), Dauset Trails (in Jackson) and North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Trier, Germany to Atlanta is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Trier to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In May, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Trier - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Luray Caverns and Betterton Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Rocky Point Beach and Park (in Essex), Luray (Luray Hawksbill Greenway & Stony Man Mountain Overlook) and Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get outdoors at Cooper's Beach and Speed Boats Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greenwich Village and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Meschutt Beach (in Hampton Bays), Long Beach (in Long Beach) and Flying Point Beach (in Southampton). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

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Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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