22 days in East Coast of USA & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 7 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, then get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion, and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Richmond online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Carowinds and then have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Lazy 5 Ranch and then make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Richmond to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and then make a splash at Dollywood. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip builder website.

Getting from Charlotte to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Charleston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Charleston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Jacksonville

— 2 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and then look for gifts at Sweet Pete's Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island and then cast your line with Fish Amelia Island.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville vacation website.

Getting from Charleston to Jacksonville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Orlando

— 7 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Orlando are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Outdoors