31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Banner Elk
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Townsend
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
12
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
13
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Independence National Historical Park as well as Elfreth's Alley.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Philadelphia is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Philadelphia. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Drive as well as Luray Caverns. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park tour planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Philadelphia to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Luray Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

1
night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. You've now added Hanging Rock State Park to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanging Rock State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Roanoke road trip planning app.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Roanoke by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banner Elk.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park

1
night
Banner Elk

Banner Elk ©
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grandfather Mountain State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy and Otter Falls. On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Otter Falls, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then walk around Grandfather Mountain State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Banner Elk, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Roanoke to Banner Elk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Roanoke in July, things will get slightly colder in Banner Elk: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Otter Falls, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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nights
Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum and Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Escape the urban bustle at Chimney Tops Trail and Townsend Wye. When in Townsend, make a side trip to see Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse in Maryville, approximately Maryville away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Sinks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Meigs Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at ABR's Visitor & Education Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Townsend journey planning tool.

You can drive from Banner Elk to Townsend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banner Elk in July: high temperatures in Townsend hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Zipline. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Townsend to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Townsend to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and then make a trip to Beale Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Fire Station No. 6 ©
Fire Station No. 6

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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Sumter National Monument and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. You'll explore and learn at The Charleston Museum and Confederate Museum. There's much more to do: stroll through Isle of Palms Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Swamp Garden.

Before you visit Charleston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Atlanta to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Isle of Palms Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Audubon Swamp Garden ©
Audubon Swamp Garden

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Airlie Gardens and Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic District and Expo 216. When in Wilmington, make a side trip to see Old Brunswick County Jail Museum in Southport, approximately Southport away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carolina Beach, admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wilmington driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, Old Brunswick County Jail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Historic District ©
Historic District

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hatteras Island day trip app.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Hatteras Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colonial Williamsburg as well as Water Country USA. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a splash at Water Country USA and then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at York River State Park and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and stop by Times Square.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library