25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bensalem
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Damascus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Cape Charles
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknowns. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Catholic Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Amsterdam to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bensalem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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hours
Bensalem

Bensalem ©
An alternative to the bustle of downtown Philadelphia, Bensalem is a collection of residential communities.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bensalem trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Bensalem in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Bensalem, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Bensalem

Wineries

Side Trips

Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial, Crossing Vineyards and Winery
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Crossing Vineyards and Winery ©
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial ©
Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster tour planning site .

You can drive from Bensalem to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Allegro Wine Shoppe Strasburg, Ephrata Cloister
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg vacation planning app .

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historic Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and then trek along The Noland Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Williamsburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Williamsburg: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Noland Trail
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Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park

1
night
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Adventure Damascus, then admire the sheer force of Backbone Rock Waterfall, and then stroll through Virginia Creeper Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Damascus online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Damascus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, expect Damascus to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Backbone Rock Waterfall
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and then look for gifts at Fontana General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Damascus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fontana General Store
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then explore the galleries of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tiffani Taylor Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savannah trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Sumter National Monument and Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. Escape the urban bustle at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Charles.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

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nights
Cape Charles

Cape Charles ©
Cape Charles is a town in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. Visiting Cape Charles Beach and Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Visit New Point Comfort Lighthouse and John Custis' Tomb for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Charles: Pocomoke City (Delmarva Discovery Center & Sturgis One Room School Museum), Crisfield (Janes Island State Park & Smith Island) and Deltaville Maritime Museum (in Deltaville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve, see the interesting displays at Reedville Fishermen's Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Kiptopeke State Park, and take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Charles online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Charleston to Cape Charles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect Cape Charles to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Charles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crisfield, Pocomoke City, Onancock, New Point Comfort Lighthouse, Reedville Fishermen's Museum
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Deltaville Maritime Museum ©
Deltaville Maritime Museum
Delmarva Discovery Center ©
Delmarva Discovery Center

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