20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Swan House and then tee off at Top Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Georgia National Cemetery and then walk around Swift-Cantrell Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip app.

Vicksburg to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vicksburg to Atlanta. In January, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tube World, then hit the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Asheville tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Asheville reach 47°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Vietnam Veterans Memorial will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Step out of Washington DC to go to Frederick and see Historic Downtown Frederick, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Renwick Gallery and examine the collection at National Museum of Women in the Arts.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 4 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Alfred Street Baptist Church are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fredericksburg National Cemetery and The Rising Sun Tavern. Go for a jaunt from Alexandria to Fredericksburg to see Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary, see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Presbyterian Meeting House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online trip maker.

Alexandria is very close to Washington DC. In January, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jamestown Settlement and Hanover Tavern. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Riddick's Folly House Museum. Take a break from Williamsburg with a short trip to The Noland Trail in Newport News, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip planning app.

You can fly from Alexandria to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Alexandria in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Williamsburg: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On the next day, get advice or help at Masonic Temple, then make a trip to Wanamaker Organ, then catch a live performance at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Williamsburg to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Philadelphia is little chillier than Williamsburg - with highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Step off the beaten path and head to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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