23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Martinsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Dumbo, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and stop by Greenwich Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Martinsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Martinsburg

— 2 nights
Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Military Park and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg National Cemetery and East Cavalry Battlefield. Explore Martinsburg's surroundings by going to Rupp House (in Gettysburg) and Harpers Ferry (Armory Canal Trail, The Point, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Belle Boyd House, stop by Orr's Farm Market, and trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Martinsburg tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Martinsburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for little chillier nights in Martinsburg, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Martinsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Davis sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Martinsburg to Davis in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., get engrossed in the history at Beverly Heritage Center, then stroll through Allegheny Highlands Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Adaland Mansion. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, then view the masterpieces at West Virginia American Art Glass, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally stop by Artworks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Weston trip planner.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Weston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 20th (Tue), experience rural life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, look for all kinds of wild species at Salato Wildlife Education Center, then examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, identify plant and animal life at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Hopemont, and finally get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

Drive from Weston to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Lexington, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 22nd (Thu), trek along Cedar Sink Trail, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave Campground, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park vacation builder website.

Getting from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Zipline. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frist Art Museum and Stones River National Cemetery. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, and admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder tool.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Florida Airboats and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orlando visit planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Orlando by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.