22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Luray
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Atlantic City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luray

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, then stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, and then let the kids burn off some steam at A Dream Come True Playground. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Buzzard Rock North, then identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area, and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luray tour planning app.

Kristiansand, Norway to Luray is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kristiansand to Luray, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Luray is a bit warmer than Kristiansand - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip app.

Traveling by car from Luray to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Luray in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Empire State Building. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Atlantic City

— 4 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kids will enjoy Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cape May County Park & Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlantic City: Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing (in Toms River), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Jersey Shore Alpacas (in Cape May). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, stroll through Stone Harbor Point, play a few rounds at Pirate Island Golf, and head outdoors with Pirate Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Atlantic City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Atlantic City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: French Creek Heritage Trail (in Phoenixville) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, grab your bike and head to Cynwyd Heritage Trail, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planning tool.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.