23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Parsons
— 1 night
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Society Hill, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and finally contemplate the long history of Logan Circle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Longwood Gardens and then walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Philadelphia is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bilbao to Philadelphia is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bilbao in August, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
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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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Shenandoah National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Parsons.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Parsons

Parsons is a city in and the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. On the 10th (Tue), take a tour by water with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Parsons trip builder.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Parsons by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Parsons. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Parsons

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

3
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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Clingmans Dome make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Zipline (in Hartford) and Cosby Picnic Area (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, and stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pigeon Forge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Parsons to Pigeon Forge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Pigeon Forge is a bit warmer than Parsons - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Orlando

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.
Attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orlando, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum and then meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Plan my day in New Orleans using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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New York City

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, go for a walk through The High Line, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker site.

Fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.

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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.