19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Annapolis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Asheville
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
10
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

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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.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Annapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Annapolis Historic District as well as U.S. Naval Academy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at U.S. Naval Academy and then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Annapolis vacation planner.

You can drive from New York City to Annapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Georgetown, White House, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other attractions.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder site .

You can drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgetown ©
Georgetown
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

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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.
Crowders Mountain State Park has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Nature Center and Preserve.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlotte travel planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Crowders Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crowders Mountain State Park ©
Crowders Mountain State Park

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You've now added Biltmore to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): savor the flavors at Biltmore.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner .

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Charlotte

Charlotte
To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nightlife Museums

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freedom Trail, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, admire all the interesting features of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally wander the streets of Waterfront.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston route app .

You can fly from Charlotte to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. You will leave for Portland on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cambridge, The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland journey planner .

You can drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 59°F. You'll set off for Buffalo on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo tour planner.

Getting from Portland to Buffalo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan

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New York City

New York City ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, One World Trade Center, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Times Square ©
Times Square

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