29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and then get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach visit planner.

Belfast, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Virginia Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in April, with highs in Virginia Beach at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jacksonville.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Jacksonville — 1 night

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Walton's Distillery, and then go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville visit app.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Jacksonville by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corolla.
Breweries & Distilleries

Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corolla driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Corolla takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Williamsburg — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Corolla to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Arlington.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Arlington — 3 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arlington: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Arlington route maker.

Fly from Williamsburg to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Williamsburg in April, expect nights in Arlington to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lexington.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Lexington — 4 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center & Castle & Key Distillery), Danville (Wilderness Trail Distillery & The Great American Dollhouse Museum) and Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Ethereal Brewing, try your luck at Keeneland, and experience rural life at Mill Ridge Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lexington attractions planner.

Getting from Arlington to Lexington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Lexington, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Louisville — 4 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Lux Row Distillers (in Bardstown) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville online itinerary planner.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Louisville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, explore the activities along Echo River, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park holiday maker tool.

Drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Chattanooga — 4 nights

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Chattanooga is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Mountain, and appreciate the history behind Law Enforcement Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Chattanooga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Asheville — 5 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, and learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip maker.

Getting from Chattanooga to Asheville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. In April, Asheville is a bit cooler than Chattanooga - with highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Kentucky travel guide

4.6
Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.