21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Scotland Neck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Shop till you drop at Rittenhouse Square and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Get a sense of the local culture at Brandywine River Museum of Art and Independence Hall. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat), Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed (in Pennington) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: walk around Palmyra Cove Nature Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Philadelphia is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Athens to Philadelphia, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in October: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Cloverdale Farm County Park, Palmyra Cove Nature Park, Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Highlights from your plan
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Loch Raven Reservoir, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the galleries of Biltmore and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Asheville, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Alamance Arts, identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eno Gallery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Burlington in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Scotland Neck.

Things to do in Burlington

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eno Gallery, Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles, Alamance Arts
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Eno Gallery ©
Eno Gallery
Alamance Arts ©
Alamance Arts

1
night
Scotland Neck

Scotland Neck ©
Scotland Neck is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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Traveling by car from Burlington to Scotland Neck takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Burlington in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Scotland Neck: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Scotland Neck

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at The Artestry Hideaway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Shackleford Banks and then identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson Reserve.

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You can drive from Scotland Neck to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Scotland Neck in October: highs in Beaufort hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Allentown.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Rachel Carson Reserve ©
Rachel Carson Reserve

2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), deepen your understanding at Mennonite Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at Green Lane Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Weathered Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, look for gifts at Jacks Barn, and then identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve.

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Traveling by flight from Beaufort to Allentown takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, Allentown is little chillier than Beaufort - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Mennonite Heritage Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Green Lane Nature Center, Weathered Vineyards, Jacks Barn
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Mennonite Heritage Center ©
Mennonite Heritage Center
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve

6
nights
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Times Square and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Allentown to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Allentown in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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