21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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San Francisco
— 11 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
Drive

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San Francisco

— 11 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Arlington.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Arlington

— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rosslyn Metro Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arlington trip site.

Getting from San Francisco to Arlington by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Luray

— 2 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): do a tasting at River Hill Wine & Spirits, experience rural life at White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, then Head underground at Grand Caverns, and finally make a splash at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luray sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Luray, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, and then stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.

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Drive from Luray to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Luray in April, expect Williamsburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island online trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in April: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.