25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Lewisburg
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally trek along Kelly Drive.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step aboard Historic Ships in Baltimore.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
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Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and then stop by Wings Beachwear.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Beaufort takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Beaufort sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planner.

You can fly from Beaufort to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll around Forsyth Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Chocolates by the Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah route planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Athens

— 1 night
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Georgia, get to know the resident critters at Bear Hollow Zoo, and then make a trip to Double Barreled Cannon.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Athens when traveling from Savannah in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Zipline in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at The Folk Art Center, admire the striking features of Grove Arcade, and stop by New Morning Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

Drive from Athens to Asheville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In August, Asheville is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Lewisburg

— 1 night
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, then contemplate the long history of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lewisburg attractions planning site.

You can drive from Asheville to Lewisburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Asheville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lewisburg, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lewisburg to Harpers Ferry takes 4 hours. When traveling from Lewisburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Harpers Ferry: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.