23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Durham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Knoxville
— 8 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Hall Visitor Center, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse and Please Touch Museum. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, and then contemplate the long history of City Hall Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker app.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip maker.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Durham

— 2 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
You've added North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Marbles Kids Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Durham Central Park, have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, and then browse the different shops at Streets at Southpoint.

To find out how to plan a trip to Durham, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Washington DC to Durham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: highs in Durham hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Columbia

— 2 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get your game on at Frankie's Fun Park, then meet the residents at Sea Lion Landing, and then brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Military Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Columbia online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durham to Columbia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in January; daily highs in Columbia reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Columbia

Fun & Games · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): visit Virginia-Highland and then have fun and explore at Interact Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Atlanta holiday planner.

Getting from Columbia to Atlanta by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums

Knoxville

— 8 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster and Gatlinburg Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alum Cave Trail and Chimneys Picnic Area. Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Citico Wildlife Wilderness (in Vonore), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, Charlies Bunion, &more) and Tennessee Shine Co. (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, stop by Mast General Store, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, and steep yourself in history at Historic Southern Railway Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville trip builder website.

You can drive from Atlanta to Knoxville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get a bit cooler in Knoxville: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. You'll set off for Roanoke on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 16th (Sat), stroll around Elmwood Park, then engage your brain at Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Little Gallery, and finally stop by Chocolatepaper.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Knoxville to Roanoke in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Roanoke sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 4 nights
National Law Enforcement Museum and National Museum of the United States Navy will appeal to museum buffs. See even more of Washington DC: take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour planner.

Drive from Roanoke to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

New York City

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like World Trade Center's Liberty Park and The Oculus. There's more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Drive from Washington DC to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New York City, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Parks

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.