18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4 h
1
Rochester
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
2
Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Luray
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Genesee River's High Falls. Kids will enjoy The Strong Museum and Darien Lake Amusement Park. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Seabreeze Amusement Park. There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Rochester is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rochester, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Rochester

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Darien Lake Amusement Park
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Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Genesee River's High Falls ©
Genesee River's High Falls

2
nights
Blue Ridge

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
You've now added Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), get interesting insight from Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and then explore and take pictures at R & A Orchards. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rochester to Blue Ridge. In July in Blue Ridge, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway ©
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You've now added Graceland to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo and then make a trip to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio., pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally admire the striking features of The Peabody Memphis.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Ridge to Memphis. Traveling from Blue Ridge to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Blue Ridge in July, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 8th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Houston City Hall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Houston custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colonial Williamsburg. On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement and then explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Houston to Virginia Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, Virginia Beach is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at The White House. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Luray Caverns has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luray itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Luray dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Drive, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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