26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Roanoke
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder tool

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

4
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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and trek along Charlies Bunion.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online driving holiday planner

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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 1st (Mon): get in on the family fun at SkyView Atlanta and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip website

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Atlanta is somewhat warmer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then stop by Salon Ya Ya Hillsboro Village, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tidelands Nature Center and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jekyll Island online trip itinerary builder

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nashville to Jekyll Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Jekyll Island is 1 hour. In January, Jekyll Island is somewhat warmer than Nashville - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Orlando.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
4-H Tidelands Nature Center ©
4-H Tidelands Nature Center

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary maker tool

Getting from Jekyll Island to Orlando by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jekyll Island in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Mill Mountain Star and Park and then browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Roanoke online holiday planner

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Roanoke is colder than Orlando - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
City Market ©
City Market

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder app

Traveling by flight from Roanoke to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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