23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Geneva

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Allaire State Park, meet the residents at Jenkinson's Aquarium, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catharine Catholic Church.

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Geneva, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Geneva to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Geneva in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cattus Island County Park, Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, St. Catharine Catholic Church, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Allaire State Park
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Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Long Beach and then stroll through 8th Ave Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sands Point Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tobay Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sands Point Preserve, Long Beach, Tobay Beach, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Sands Point Preserve ©
Sands Point Preserve
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Cape May Point State Park. Get some historical perspective at Cape May Carriage Company and Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Hickory Run State Park (in White Haven), Fonthill Castle (in Doylestown) and World War II Lookout Tower (in Cape May). There's more to do: gain insight at The Wetlands Institute and learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape May, Fonthill Castle, Hickory Run State Park, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fonthill Castle ©
Fonthill Castle
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Visiting Carova Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for everyBODY. Venture out of the city with trips to Yorktown Beach (in Yorktown) and Williamsburg (George Wythe House & Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf). It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Parasailing & Paragliding, Carova Beach, Yorktown Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Park and then choose your vessel at Twin River Outfitters. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Salem Red Sox, explore the wealth of natural beauty at George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, and then steep yourself in history at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke journey planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Roanoke takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Roanoke when traveling from Virginia Beach in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Twin River Outfitters, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, Salem Red Sox
Highlights from your plan
Twin River Outfitters ©
Twin River Outfitters
Salem Red Sox ©
Salem Red Sox
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step out of the city life by going to Chimney Tops Trail and Alum Cave Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abrams Falls Trail and Cataract Falls. Take a break from Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a short trip to Cataloochee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Falls Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and head outdoors with The Sinks.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Roanoke to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cataloochee Valley
Highlights from your plan
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bowen Plantation House, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Montgomery Bell State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Historic Travellers Rest ©
Historic Travellers Rest
Montgomery Bell State Park ©
Montgomery Bell State Park

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Sharon Woods and then head outdoors with Western Southern Open. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Miami Scenic Trail, then contemplate the long history of Grant Boyhood Home, and then contemplate the long history of U.S. Grant Birthplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Cincinnati by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in August, with highs in Cincinnati at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

U.S. Grant Birthplace, Sharon Woods, Western Southern Open, Grant Boyhood Home, Little Miami Scenic Trail
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Sharon Woods ©
Sharon Woods
Grant Boyhood Home ©
Grant Boyhood Home
U.S. Grant Birthplace ©
U.S. Grant Birthplace

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night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the views from Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge), then admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, and finally trek along Montour Trail.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Montour Trail, Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
Hartwood Acres ©
Hartwood Acres
Saint Anthony Chapel ©
Saint Anthony Chapel

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