18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
New Bern
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 15​min
6
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Wheeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kings Mountain National Military Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte route site .

Philadelphia to Charlotte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Charlotte sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kings Mountain National Military Park
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Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

1
night
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 25th (Thu): learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, wander the streets of Historic District, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, then admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, and then explore the world behind art at Expo 216.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington travel route planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Wilmington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

2
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then get engrossed in the history at New Bern Academy Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hammocks Beach State Park. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art at Baxters, and finally shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Bern trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to New Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New Bern can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in New Bern

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Swansboro
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Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from New Bern to Bryson City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Bern in July: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 83°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 31st (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then take a stroll through River Arts District, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Zipline
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of John Brown Wax Museum, then stop by True Treats Historic Candy, and finally do a tasting at Breaux Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then get great views at The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Asheville to Harpers Ferry in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In August in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Breaux Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©
The Point ©
The Point

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then immerse yourself in nature at Audra State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of John Henry Memorial Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Weston trip planner .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Weston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

John Henry Memorial Park, Audra State Park
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
John Henry Memorial Park ©
John Henry Memorial Park
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

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nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), stop by Cabela's, trek along Wheeling Heritage Trail System, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, do a tasting at The Black Sheep Vineyard, and then examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wheeling travel route builder site .

Drive from Weston to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Moundsville, Cabela's, The Black Sheep Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum ©
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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