40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Raleigh/Durham
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Branford
— 1 night
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Providence
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at WRAL Azalea Garden, and then stroll around Pullen Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Raleigh using our trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Raleigh is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in May, with highs in Raleigh at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 4th (Tue), step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and then take a stroll through Historic District. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington day trip planning tool.

Drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side 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.
On the 9th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Savannah. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, stroll around Forsyth Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah route builder website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to National Center for Civil and Human Rights, take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge, stroll around Piedmont Park, and meet the residents at Zoo Atlanta.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta tour website.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nashville travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 18th (Tue), get curious at Discovery Place Science, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery. On your second day here, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, then get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and finally see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte journey planner.

Getting from Nashville to Charlotte by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Trump Winery, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then gain insight at University of Virginia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Charlotte to Charlottesville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Richmond

The River City

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll through Maymont, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and finally find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip tool.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Richmond, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Richmond to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Baltimore

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, deepen your knowledge of military history at U.S. Naval Academy, then pick up some local products at Diehl's Produce Market, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip site.

Drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip planning app.

Getting from Baltimore to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Branford.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Branford

Branford is a shoreline town located on Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, 8mi east of New Haven. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Yale University, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Thimble Islands, and finally contemplate the long history of Hyland House Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Branford sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Branford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Branford, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Providence.

Things to do in Branford

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Providence

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, then meet the residents at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Providence Performing Arts Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Providence journey maker.

Drive from Branford to Providence in 2 hours. June in Providence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, take a stroll through North End, then walk around Boston Common, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and finally admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Boston online route planner.

You can drive from Providence to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.