24 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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24 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  12​h
1
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Chapel Hill
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta tour builder website .

Edinburgh, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Atlanta, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, expect nights in Atlanta to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 34°C. You'll set off for Chapel Hill on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

11
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Explore Chapel Hill's surroundings by going to Raven Rock State Park (in Lillington) and Fred G. Bond Metro Park (in Cary). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, sample the fine beverages at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and stop by Honeysuckle Tea House.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill day trip site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Chapel Hill in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Carrboro Farmers Market, Raven Rock State Park, Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Tanger Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Fred G. Bond Metro Park ©
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve ©
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Raven Rock State Park ©
Raven Rock State Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lyon Distilling Company (in St. Michaels) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Town, walk around Waterfront Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Potomac River, and take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chapel Hill to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Lyon Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Lyon Distilling Company ©
Lyon Distilling Company
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 30th (Mon), see where the action happens at Lincoln Financial Field and then see where the action happens at Citizens Bank Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for New York City on the 2nd (Wed).
Highlights from your plan
Citizens Bank Park ©
Citizens Bank Park
Lincoln Financial Field ©
Lincoln Financial Field

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from One World Observatory, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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