22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Luray
— 1 night
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Luray

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then Head underground at Luray Caverns.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luray trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Washington DC to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luray when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Salem Red Sox and then walk around Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Roanoke itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Luray to Roanoke in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Roanoke can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
When in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make a side trip to see Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. The adventure continues: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Roanoke to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. August in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville takes an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August: highs in Asheville hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in August, with highs in Charleston at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Greenville

— 1 night
Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County, principal city of the Greenville metropolitan area, and the 10th largest city in the state of North Carolina. On the 21st (Sun), walk around Alice F. Keene Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Uptown Brewing Company.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville attractions tool.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Greenville in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Greenville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, then take a memorable drive along Beach Jeeps of Corolla, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at Corolla Yoga.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Greenville to Corolla in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Island Farm, then sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, and then get a new perspective on things with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manteo attractions planner.

Getting from Corolla to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Manteo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Manteo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip maker app.

Getting from Manteo to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.