22 days in Virginia, North Carolina & San Francisco Itinerary

22 days in Virginia, North Carolina & San Francisco Itinerary

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22 days in Virginia, North Carolina & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Corolla
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Stuttgart


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3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kids will appreciate attractions like iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun and Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole (in Reston), Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont (in Falmouth) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Little Library, and see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arlington sightseeing planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Arlington is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Arlington: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum ©
Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole ©
Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

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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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & African Burial Ground) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement and get to know the resident critters at Virginia Living Museum.

Make your Williamsburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia Living Museum
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Virginia Living Museum ©
Virginia Living Museum

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nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and H2OBX Waterpark. Explore Corolla's surroundings by going to Nags Head (Life On A Sandbar & Jockey's Ridge State Park), Island Farm (in Manteo) and Outer Banks Old Time Photos (in Kill Devil Hills). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and stroll through Currituck Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corolla travel planning app .

Getting from Williamsburg to Corolla by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daytime highs in Corolla are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Island Farm, Parasailing & Paragliding, Coquina Beach, H2OBX Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
H2OBX Waterpark ©
H2OBX Waterpark
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Escape Kings and Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Tiger World (in Rockwell), Dan Nicholas Park (in Salisbury) and Village Park (in Kannapolis). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, get curious at Discovery Place Science, and find something for the whole family at Richard Petty Driving Experience.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Charlotte takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In June in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, Village Park, Dan Nicholas Park, Tiger World
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville ©
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

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nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Pisgah Forest (Devil's Courthouse & Sliding Rock), M. A. Pace General Store (in Saluda) and Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Bearwallow Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, and learn about winemaking at Biltmore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Asheville online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in June, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest, Hendersonville, River Rafting & Tubing, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Crissy Field. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Children's Creativity Museum, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to San Francisco in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Asheville in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Children's Creativity Museum ©
Children's Creativity Museum

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