18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum and then have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Pier 17, then wander the streets of Rockaways, then don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and finally take in the views from The Highlands-Sea Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Brooklyn, The Highlands-Sea Bridge, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
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Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Rockaways
Rockaways

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Planning Atlantic City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Atlantic City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. May in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos
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Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino

1
night
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 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, admire the sheer force of Potomac River, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, then shop like a local with Torpedo Factory Art Center, and finally stroll around Waterfront Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlantic City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Alexandria
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

1
night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Virginia Beach to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): walk around Centennial Olympic Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden and then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Room Escape Games
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Charleston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Atlanta to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Walking tours

7
nights
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.
Have a day of magic on the 10th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and stop by Tharoo & Co.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando holiday app .

You can fly from Charleston to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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