30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Virginia Beach
Drive:  2​h
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Chincoteague Island
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Fancy Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Blue Ridge
— 1 night
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
8
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
13
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
14
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
16
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
17
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Biloxi

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of the Unknowns. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, and then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arlington day trip site .

Virginia Beach to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island travel planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pamplin Historical Park and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, then steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Richmond takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Pamplin Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
The Rising Sun Tavern ©
The Rising Sun Tavern

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
You've now added Gettysburg National Military Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery and then witness the site of a historic battle at Monocacy National Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, admire the architecture and history at Lincoln Statue at Wills House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Richmond in July, things will get a bit cooler in Gettysburg: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monocacy National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park

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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): shop like a local with West Virginia American Art Glass, then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at West Virginia State Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Weston itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Weston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Weston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Fancy Gap.

Things to do in Weston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Virginia State Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
West Virginia American Art Glass ©
West Virginia American Art Glass

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night
Fancy Gap

Fancy Gap ©
Fancy Gap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carroll County, Virginia, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Ridge Parkway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mount Airy Visitors Center, contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill, and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Parkway.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fancy Gap trip planner .

You can drive from Weston to Fancy Gap in 4 hours. July in Fancy Gap sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Fancy Gap

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Parkway, The Mount Airy Visitors Center, Mabry Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Mount Airy Visitors Center ©
The Mount Airy Visitors Center
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Blue Ridge Parkway ©
Blue Ridge Parkway

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night
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Fancy Gap to Blue Ridge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Charlottesville.
Highlights from your plan
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, get a taste of the local shopping with C'ville Arts, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Blue Ridge to Charlottesville by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Luray Hawksbill Greenway, Bearfence Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain
Luray Hawksbill Greenway ©
Luray Hawksbill Greenway
Monticello ©
Monticello

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Jamestowne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Take a break from Nags Head with a short trip to Parasailing & Paragliding in Corolla, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Life on a Sandbar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nags Head online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Blue Ridge to Nags Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Blue Ridge in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nags Head, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Corolla, Historic Jamestowne, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Museum of the Bizarre ©
Museum of the Bizarre

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Tybee Island

Tybee Island
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through North Beach, make a trip to Cockspur lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tybee Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Tybee Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Cockspur lighthouse ©
Cockspur lighthouse

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Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center and then stroll through Driftwood Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island trip builder website .

Drive from Tybee Island to Jekyll Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You've added E11EVEN Miami, Calle Ocho, Ball & Chain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at E11EVEN Miami, wander the streets of Calle Ocho, look and learn at Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, get a taste of local nightlife at Ball & Chain, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Deering Estate.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Jekyll Island to Miami takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Miami sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deering Estate ©
Deering Estate
Perez Art Museum Miami ©
Perez Art Museum Miami
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Ocean Drive to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and then shop like a local with Ocean Drive. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then view the masterpieces at Lik Miami, then engage your brain at Museum of Discovery and Science, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Britto Central.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach road trip app .

Miami Beach is just a short distance from Miami. In July, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Discovery and Science, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Britto Central ©
Britto Central

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Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You've now added Dry Tortugas National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dry Tortugas National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and then stop by Faulkner House Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online road trip planner .

Getting from Key West to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. When traveling from Key West in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Vicksburg National Military Park and Anchuca Mansion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and The Old Depot Museum. When in Vicksburg, make a side trip to see Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora, approximately 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Vicksburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Vicksburg, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mississippi Petrified Forest
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Anchuca Mansion ©
Anchuca Mansion

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