22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cashiers
— 12 nights
Drive

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New York City

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, hike along East River Waterfront Esplanade, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, get advice or help at Library of Congress, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and then see human ingenuity at work at Ragged Mountain Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): do a tasting at Trump Winery, experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, then admire the striking features of University of Virginia, and finally view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville online holiday planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Roanoke

— 2 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage, walk around Mill Mountain Star & Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, and finally look for gifts at Chocolatepaper.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Roanoke online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Roanoke in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Roanoke sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cashiers.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Cashiers

— 12 nights
Cashiers is a census-designated place and unincorporated village located in southern Jackson County, North Carolina. Step out of the city life by going to Minnehaha Falls and Silver Run Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cashiers: Gorges State Park (in Sapphire), Mountain Rest (Oconee State Park & Yellow Branch Falls) and Devil's Fork State Park (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, hike along Bartram Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cashiers itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Cashiers takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Roanoke in July since evenings lows in Cashiers dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cashiers

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.