58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

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58 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Dawsonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lakemont
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cosby
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Fort Payne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tuscumbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Huntsville
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Sanibel Island
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Beaufort
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
16
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
17
Folly Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
20
Arlington
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
21
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
22
Triangle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
23
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
24
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
End: Charlottesville

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Dawsonville

Dawsonville is a city in Dawson County, Georgia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dawsonville: Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. (in Ocoee), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ducktown) and Blue Ridge (Zipline, Mercier Orchards, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Amicalola Falls State Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Consolidated Gold Mine, make a trip to 1875 Diving Bell, and relax in the rural setting at Burt's Farm.

To plan Dawsonville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Thomaston to Dawsonville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Dawsonville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lakemont.

Things to do in Dawsonville

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, River Rafting & Tubing, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

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Lakemont

Lakemont
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, then stop by Tallulah Point Overlook, and finally get to know the resident critters at Goats on the Roof.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lakemont trip builder app .

Drive from Dawsonville to Lakemont in 1.5 hours. August in Lakemont sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Lakemont

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tallulah Falls, Goats on the Roof
Highlights from your plan
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Minnehaha Falls ©
Minnehaha Falls
Goats on the Roof ©
Goats on the Roof

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Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 26th (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Nantahala Brewing Company and then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lakemont to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lakemont in August, expect Bryson City to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cosby.

Things to do in Bryson City

Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Cosby

Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cosby trip maker app .

Getting from Bryson City to Cosby by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bryson City in August, Cosby is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Cosby

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): walk around Chimneys Picnic Area and then get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

Drive from Cosby to Gatlinburg in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dollywood, Chimneys Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Noccalula Falls Park & Campground and then admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and then take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne planning site .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Fort Payne are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church
Highlights from your plan
Cloudland Canyon State Park ©
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

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Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at University of North Alabama, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, then snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Ivy Green.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tuscumbia trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Tuscumbia in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Florence, Old Railroad Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
University of North Alabama ©
University of North Alabama

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step out of Huntsville with an excursion to Lotz House Museum in Franklin--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, admire the local landmark of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, and stroll around Big Spring Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 9th (Mon), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, examine the collection at The Ringling, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sarasota day trip planner .

Fly from Huntsville to Sarasota in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Sarasota. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sarasota when traveling from Huntsville in September, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum

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Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): learn about winemaking at The Naples Winery and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Naples Winery ©
The Naples Winery

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Sanibel Island side-trips: Peace River Wildlife Center (in Punta Gorda), Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Lakes Regional Park) and Cape Coral (Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery & Cape Coral). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at Sanibel Public Library, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Captiva Island, Cape Coral, Peace River Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and then see the interesting displays at CAM Raleigh.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Raleigh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Raleigh is slightly colder than Sanibel Island - with highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Durham
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Seagreen Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Raleigh to Nags Head in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Raleigh in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nags Head, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and then visit Island Express Ferry Service. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then see the interesting displays at New Bern Fireman's Museum, and finally shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Beaufort travel route planner .

Getting from Nags Head to Beaufort by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In September in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Museums Parks Transportation

Side Trips

New Bern, Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Topsail Island (in Surf City) and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion.

Discover how to plan a Wilmington trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wilmington are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Folly Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Topsail Island
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Room Escape Games

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Folly Beach

Folly Beach is a city located on Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Folly Beach Fishing Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Charleston Tea Plantation, then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Folly Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Wilmington to Folly Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Folly Beach sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Folly Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Folly Beach Fishing Pier ©
Folly Beach Fishing Pier

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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head tour website .

Traveling by car from Folly Beach to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. October in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Spas

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Driftwood Beach (in Jekyll Island), Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island) and Christ Church (in Saint Simons Island). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, make a trip to River Street Savannah, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savannah journey builder tool .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Savannah sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Christ Church, Driftwood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Frederick (C. Burr Artz Public Library & McClintock Distilling) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, walk around Gravelly Point Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Gulf Branch Nature Center, and grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savannah to Arlington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect Arlington to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Frederick, Waverly Street Gallery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground and then contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Triangle.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
African Burial Ground ©
African Burial Ground
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

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Triangle

Triangle ©
Triangle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and then witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, take in the history at Chatham Manor, then steep yourself in history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

Plan my Triangle trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Richmond to Triangle in 1.5 hours. October in Triangle sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Triangle

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Carlyle House, wander the streets of Old Town, view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Triangle to Alexandria in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Old Town Waterfront ©
Old Town Waterfront
Room Escape Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the striking features of University of Virginia. Here are some ideas for day two: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner.

You can take a train from Alexandria to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Charlottesville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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