20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Asheville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 3 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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods
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Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as Harvard University. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boston tour planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cambridge
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Harvard University ©
Harvard University

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portland Paddle. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then get interesting insight from Portland Paddle, and then learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planner .

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Paddle ©
Portland Paddle
Maine Mead Works ©
Maine Mead Works

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then shop like a local with Elmwood Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Goat Island.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Portland to Niagara Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Elmwood Village
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill and then take a stroll through Georgetown.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Georgetown ©
Georgetown

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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.
For shopping fun, head to The Depot at Gibson Mill or SouthPark. Get in touch with nature at Kings Mountain National Military Park and Carolina Raptor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Treehouse Vineyards (in Monroe) and Muddy River Distillery (in Belmont). There's still lots to do: revel in the low prices at Charlotte Premium Outlets, see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown, and admire all the interesting features of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte travel route website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concord, Treehouse Vineyards, Muddy River Distillery, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Carolina Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Treehouse Vineyards ©
Treehouse Vineyards
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Biltmore has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trot along with Biltmore, then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Highland Brewing Company.

Plan my day in Asheville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, Asheville is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Highland Brewing Company ©
Highland Brewing Company

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork. Get outdoors at Cades Cove and The Sinks. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In August in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlotte

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Settlers Cemetery ©
Old Settlers Cemetery

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New York City

New York City ©
Explore hidden gems such as Goldsmith's Inlet and Sparkling Pointe. Step out of the city life by going to Ponquogue Beach and Shinnecock East County Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Cutchogue (Bedell Cellars & Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room). See some other sides of New York City: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument and take a stroll through West Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Southold, Cutchogue, Shinnecock East County Park, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shinnecock East County Park ©
Shinnecock East County Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

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