28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Boone
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Natural Bridge
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Shop till you drop at SoHo and Tiles For America. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning app.

Geneva, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Geneva in July, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©

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.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and American Visionary Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Jennie Wade House will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Shriver House Museum) and Washington DC (Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Smithsonian American Art Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, learn about all things military at Historic Ships in Baltimore, and take a stroll through Fell's Point.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Baltimore trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Baltimore by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Fletcher Park and House Creek Greenway Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), Durham (Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Duke University Chapel, &more) and 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum (in Fort Bragg). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Marbles Kids Museum and stroll around Pullen Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Baltimore to Raleigh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Airborne and Special Operations Museum ©
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get some cultural insight at Airlie Gardens and Historic District. Step off the beaten path and head to Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Oak Island Beach. Go for a jaunt from Wilmington to Surf City to see Topsail Island about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre, and make a trip to Riverwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Wilmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Historic District ©
Historic District

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Charleston

Charleston ©
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 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, learn more about the world around you 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, explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charleston online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Charleston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tennessee Homemade Wines and The Folk Art Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Gatlinburg (Zipline & Ole Smoky), Mast General Store (in Waynesville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Light Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charleston in August; daily highs in Asheville reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Mast General Store, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then hike along The Greenway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boone trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, things will get a bit cooler in Boone: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Zipline
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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): catch a live event at The Bank of America Stadium, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte day trip planning website.

Getting from Boone to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boone in August, with highs in Charlotte at 36°C and lows at 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

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

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Start 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Natural Bridge itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Charlotte to Natural Bridge in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler 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) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Natural Bridge Wax Museum ©
Natural Bridge Wax Museum

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville travel route planner.

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. In August, Charlottesville is somewhat warmer than Natural Bridge - with highs of 34°C and lows of 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 · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the history at New Market Battlefield Military Museum, cruise along Skyline Drive, and then examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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