23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vernon
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Atlanta
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Wildwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Long Beach and Gateway National Recreation for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel planner.

Vernon to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Vernon in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New York City to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): cruise along Blueridge Parkway, then contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, and then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Virginia Beach to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Asheville, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

5
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimneys Picnic Area & Alum Cave Trail). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, trek along Grotto Falls Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip builder.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Atlanta by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio..

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago custom trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 84°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Louisville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Louisville to Cleveland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Louisville in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cleveland, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Huntington Beach
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1
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 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh holiday planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
Hartwood Acres ©
Hartwood Acres

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of President Lincoln's Cottage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baltimore vacation planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Baltimore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wildwood.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Washington DC
Highlights from your plan
President Lincoln's Cottage ©
President Lincoln's Cottage
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum

2
nights
Wildwood

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cape May City Beaches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and then do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wildwood sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Wildwood takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Wildwood, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wildwood

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, North Wildwood Beach, Cape May City Beaches
Highlights from your plan
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

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