22 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
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Shenandoah National Park
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
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New York City — 4 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, stroll through The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Kill Devil Hills.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Kill Devil Hills — 2 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get a dose of the wild on Ghost Crab Quest, and then look for gifts at Seagreen Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the galleries of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Kill Devil Hills by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Kill Devil Hills can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, and then sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manteo trip itinerary planning website.

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Kill Devil Hills. In August in Manteo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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Shenandoah National Park — 2 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): indulge your senses at Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, and then do a tasting at Brix and Columns Vineyards. On your second day here, trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Shenandoah National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manteo in August since evenings lows in Shenandoah National Park dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Trails
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Washington DC — 4 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning site.

You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lancaster.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Lancaster — 3 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Lancaster takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Lancaster at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, hike along Kelly Drive, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia travel route planning website.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in August since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · 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.
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