22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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Irvington
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Newark
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Reading Terminal Market and Royal Port Antiquesfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Black Pearl Pirate Excursion and Ship Bottom Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse), Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Cape May). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
National Air and Space Museum and Rock Creek Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, browse the collection at Library of Congress, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour planning site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Irvington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Irvington

— 1 night
Irvington is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Christ Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Hughlett Point Natural Area, and then tee off at Golden Eagle Golf Club.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Irvington day trip planning app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Irvington in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Irvington

Golf · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then stroll through Currituck Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Outer Barks, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then steep yourself in history at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corolla day trip tool.

You can drive from Irvington to Corolla in 3.5 hours. August in Corolla sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, gear up at Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head, and then get a new perspective on things with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manteo road trip planning tool.

Getting from Corolla to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Head to Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC and Lee Robinson's General Storefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Frisco Beach and Salvo Beach. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island journey maker app.

Drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

New York City

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Brick Beach 1. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (in Lavallette) and Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City travel route website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hatteras Island to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
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.