22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beckley
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. The adventure continues: join in the after-dark buzz at Private DC Tours, ponder the world of politics at White House, and grab your flashlight and head to Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool.

Oklahoma City to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Gettysburg: highs are around 71°F and lows about 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks

Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip app.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Parks
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Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Beckley.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks
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Beckley

— 1 night
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): play a few rounds at Stonehaven Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beckley trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Beckley in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in May: highs in Beckley hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Beckley

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lexington holiday website.

You can drive from Beckley to Lexington in 4 hours. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums · Casinos

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Cades Cove and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Three Waterfalls Hike (in Bryson City). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Paul Murray Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Biltmore.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Asheville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lexington.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Lexington

— 2 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park and then take a stroll through Downtown Mt. Airy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Asheville to Lexington in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Asheville in May, you will find days in Lexington are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Charlottesville

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville journey maker website.

You can drive from Lexington to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in May: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Alexandria

— 2 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and George Washington's Mount Vernon. There's much more to do: stroll through Mount Vernon Trail, take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, and walk around Waterfront Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip planning website.

You can fly from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.