24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Knoxville
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Raleigh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Boston

5
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder tool .

Boston to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Barnes Foundation and Eastern State Penitentiary capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, take a stroll through Society Hill, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and make a trip to 30th Street Station Philadelphia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hagley Museum and Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nashville journey tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg), Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (in Pigeon Forge) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, & more). There's more to do: make a trip to Market Square.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Knoxville day trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Knoxville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Knoxville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Market Square ©
Market Square
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of BB&T Ballpark and then steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk State Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planner .

You can fly from Knoxville to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlotte

Historic Sites

Side Trip

President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
BB&T Ballpark ©
BB&T Ballpark

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Joel Lane Museum House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Oakwood.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Raleigh road trip planning site .

You can fly from Charlotte to Raleigh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Raleigh sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Joel Lane Museum House ©
Joel Lane Museum House
Historic Oakwood
Historic Oakwood
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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