22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  11​h 15​min
6
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as well as Tidal Basin. Take a break from the city and head to National Zoological Park and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Indian Head Rail Trail in Indian Head, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Martinsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Indian Head Rail Trail
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Mary's Rock Summit Trail has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Old Rag Mountain Hike and Limberlost Trail will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Port Republic Museum and Dean Cemetery are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, get a taste of the local shopping with Black Bear Art Studio, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Martinsburg to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Port Republic Museum, Black Bear Art Studio
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

2
nights
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Long Creek Falls, admire the sheer force of Sea Creek Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Morganton Point Recreation Area. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stop by Humble Pie Boutique, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge trip maker tool .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Blue Ridge by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bald River Falls, Horseback Riding Tours, Sea Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Sea Creek Falls ©
Sea Creek Falls
Long Creek Falls ©
Long Creek Falls

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge day trip planning site .

Getting from Blue Ridge to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Blue Ridge in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and then explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cherokee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In August, Cherokee is slightly colder than Pigeon Forge - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bryson City, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ocracoke Pony Pens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires, and then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke route builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Blue Ridge to Ocracoke in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Blue Ridge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ocracoke, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then kick back and relax at Carova Beach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, steep yourself in history at Cape Henry Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corolla to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, explore and take pictures at Colonial Parkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): cool off at Water Country USA.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach

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