30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  19​h
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pensacola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Knoxville
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Mount Vernon
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
14
Alexandria
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
15
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem


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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then take a stroll through Frenchmen Street. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to New Orleans is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in August, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then look for gifts at Miles Antique Mall.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pensacola route maker tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Pensacola by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Pensacola is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Miles Antique Mall ©
Miles Antique Mall

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fox Theatre as well as Center for Civil and Human Rights. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally look for gifts at Krog Street Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pensacola to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Atlanta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Chattanooga on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, contemplate the long history of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR), then buy something for everyone on your list at Hamilton Place Mall, and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Nashville on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum ©
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 8th (Sat), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and finally get some jogging in at Centennial Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary planning website .

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toKnoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You've now added Tennessee Theatre to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), do a tasting at Tennessee Valley Winery, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and then see a show at Tennessee Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): shop like a local with Smoky Mountain Knife Works and then stop by The Shrimp Dock.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Knoxville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Knoxville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Knoxville. In September, daytime highs in Knoxville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Nightlife Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Tennessee Valley Winery, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Theatre ©
Tennessee Theatre
Tennessee Valley Winery ©
Tennessee Valley Winery
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount LeConte as well as Roaring Fork. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cherokee.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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hours
Cherokee

Cherokee
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cherokee. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, Cherokee is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 15th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings and then take a stroll through River Arts District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, admire all the interesting features of Blueridge Parkway, and then contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip site .

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

1
night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Architectural Salvage & Antiques, examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Big Lick Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Roanoke online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Roanoke in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Black Dog Salvage ©
Black Dog Salvage
Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Virginia Museum of Transportation
Big Lick Brewing Company ©
Big Lick Brewing Company

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day
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 16th (Sun), cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Factory Antique Mall, New Market State Historical Park, Barren Ridge Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
New Market State Historical Park ©
New Market State Historical Park
Barren Ridge Vineyards ©
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Factory Antique Mall ©
Factory Antique Mall

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night
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.
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will leave for Mount Vernon on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. George Washington's Mount Vernon has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon visit planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Mount Vernon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mount Vernon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Old Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner .

Alexandria is just a short distance from Mount Vernon. Traveling from Mount Vernon in September, Alexandria is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Washington DC

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Visiting National Zoological Park and Robinson Nature Center will get you outdoors. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, browse the eclectic array of goods at Takoma Park Farmers Market, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and take a stroll through Capitol Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planner .

Washington DC is just a short distance from Alexandria. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Brandywine River Museum of Art, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online journey planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Nature Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ventnor Pier, enjoy the sea views from Absecon Lighthouse, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City day trip website .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Atlantic City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Atlantic City dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ventnor Pier
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Absecon Lighthouse ©
Absecon Lighthouse

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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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Change things up with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Atlantic City to New York City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Atlantic City in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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