23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Munich

6
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner .

Munich, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakota Wolf Preserve, Gateway National Recreation, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Cattus Island County Park, Grey Towers National Historic Site
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
nights
Washington DC

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.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), Fell's Point (in Baltimore) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip website .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach, Old Town, Fell's Point, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Whalehead in Historic Corolla and Colonial Williamsburg are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Military Aviation Museum and Nauticus. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Yankee Candle Company (in Williamsburg). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sandbridge Beach and deepen your understanding at First Landing State Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC 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 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Williamsburg, Nauticus
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

5
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get in touch with nature at Virginia Safari Park and Douthat State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Walton's Mountain Museum and Luray Valley Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo (in Luray), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University, do a tasting at Keswick Vineyards, and gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planner .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Charlottesville, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Luray, Virginia Safari Park, Copper Fox Distillery, Douthat State Park, Keswick Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Walton's Mountain Museum ©
Walton's Mountain Museum

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner .

Fly from Charlottesville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Charlottesville in September, things will get a bit warmer in Atlanta: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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