26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Newark
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Drive to Mount Horeb
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Mount Horeb
— 3 nights
Drive to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Fly to Zurich

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New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Philadelphia — 4 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Wilmington.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Wilmington — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Liquid Alchemy Beverages.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington sightseeing planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Newark.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Newark — 1 night

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozy Quarters Farm, catch all the local highlights with M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City, and then relax in the rural setting at Filasky's Produce.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Newark online trip itinerary maker.

Newark is just a stone's throw from Wilmington. July in Newark sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Washington DC — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

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You can drive from Newark to Washington DC in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Virginia Beach.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Windsor Castle Park (in Smithfield), Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg) and The Noland Trail (in Newport News). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nashville.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Nashville — 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then shop like a local with Smith Creek Moonshine. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Memphis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then do sightseeing your way with Tastin' 'Round Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then admire all the interesting features of Graceland.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Horeb.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Mount Horeb — 3 nights

Mount Horeb is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 30th (Sat), walk around Donald County Park and then walk around Town of Perry Hauge Historic District Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Folklore Village and then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Horeb trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Memphis to Mount Horeb with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in July: high temperatures in Mount Horeb hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.