20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + taxi:  17​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Front Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and The Old Mill. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail), Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville) and Museum of the Cherokee Indian (in Cherokee). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip planning app .

Milan, Italy to Gatlinburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Gatlinburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Zipline

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 18th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Biltmore Estate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore Rose Garden, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock State Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville journey maker website .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Gatlinburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trip

Chimney Rock State Park
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Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock State Park

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then admire all the interesting features of Mill Mountain Star and Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, then choose your vessel at Twin River Outfitters, and then make a trip to The Natural Bridge of Virginia.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Roanoke online route planner .

Getting from Asheville to Roanoke by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Front Royal.

Things to do in Roanoke

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Twin River Outfitters, The Natural Bridge of Virginia, National D-Day Memorial
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National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Star and Park ©
Mill Mountain Star and Park
Twin River Outfitters ©
Twin River Outfitters

2
nights
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns and then head outdoors with Royal Horseshoe Farm. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and then explore the activities along Skyline Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Front Royal day trip site .

You can drive from Roanoke to Front Royal in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Front Royal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Front Royal

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Caverns
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Royal Horseshoe Farm ©
Royal Horseshoe Farm
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by car from Front Royal to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Front Royal in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City), Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor) and Wildwood Boardwalk (in Wildwood). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Longwood Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood, Longwood Gardens, Cape May City Beaches, Ocean City Boardwalk, Stone Harbor Point
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

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