30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Salem
— 4 nights
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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.
National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as National Mall and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more) and Baltimore (American Visionary Art Museum, The Walters Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder app.

Toronto, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Washington DC at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Monticello.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Savannah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Savannah: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Old City. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: St. Augustine (St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum & Lightner Museum) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

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Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cades Cove and Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visiting Clingmans Dome and Mount LeConte will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and stroll through Fighting Creek Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 27°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Independence National Historical Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. You'll explore and learn at Eastern State Penitentiary and Franklin Print Shop. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Hamilton to see Grounds For Sculpture about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

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Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Philadelphia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Philadelphia, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Met Cloisters and 9/11 Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as Frick Collection and New York Public Library. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Lyndhurst (in Tarrytown). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City attractions planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Newport

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Newport online trip builder.

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Newport: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The House of the Seven Gables and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peabody Essex Museum and Gedney House. Step out of Salem to go to Clinton and see Museum of Russian Icons, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, steep yourself in history at Narbonne House, explore the world behind art at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, and admire the striking features of Ropes Mansion.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salem vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newport in October since evenings lows in Salem dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.