28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Boone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Geneva

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Tiles For America. You'll explore and learn at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Frick Collection. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Geneva in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jennie Wade House and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Ships in Baltimore and Fort McHenry National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Washington DC (Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, & more) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fell's Point and examine the collection at American Visionary Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baltimore tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from New York City to Baltimore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Washington DC
Highlights from your plan
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marbles Kids Museum and North Carolina Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duke University Chapel and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), Durham (Durham Bulls Athletic Park & Sarah P. Duke Gardens) and 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum (in Fort Bragg). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Pullen Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at House Creek Greenway Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh travel planner.

You can fly from Baltimore to Raleigh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll explore and learn at Battleship North Carolina and Museum of the Bizarre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Oak Island Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Topsail Island in Surf City (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, make a trip to Riverwalk, take a stroll through Historic District, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington road trip planner .

Getting from Raleigh to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Topsail Island, Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, then contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, and finally take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston driving holiday planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Boone Hall Plantation, Angel Oak Tree, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Saint Lawrence and The Light Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Mast General Store (in Waynesville), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asheville holiday planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Mast General Store, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Mast General Store, identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, and then trek along The Greenway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Boone route planning site .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Boone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Boone is little chillier than Asheville - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Boone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, Mast General Store, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of The Bank of America Stadium, then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get curious at Discovery Place Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip app .

Getting from Boone to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In August, Charlotte is somewhat warmer than Boone - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Schiele Museum of Natural History
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
The Schiele Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Natural Bridge Wax Museum, identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park, and then explore the striking landscape at The Natural Bridge of Virginia.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Natural Bridge trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Natural Bridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Natural Bridge hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Natural Bridge Wax Museum ©
Natural Bridge Wax Museum

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, admire all the interesting features of Carter Mountain Orchard, and then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Walton's Mountain Museum, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and finally steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip tool .

Traveling by car from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Natural Bridge in August, expect Charlottesville to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Walton's Mountain Museum, James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at New Market Battlefield Military Museum, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Market Battlefield Military Museum, Luray Valley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
New Market Battlefield Military Museum ©

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