41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Princeton
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Charles Town
— 1 night
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Davis
— 2 nights
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Valdosta
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Tampa
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Miami
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New York City

— 5 nights

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 Media Boat / Adventure Sightseeing Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Step out of New York City to go to Stony Brook and see Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Princeton

— 1 night

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Princeton trip maker site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Princeton, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Princeton to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Princeton in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charles Town.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charles Town

— 1 night
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at DeFluri's, then witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield, then don't miss a visit to Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charles Town trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Charles Town in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier nights in Charles Town, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Charles Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Davis

— 2 nights
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 7th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, get active on the water at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Seneca Rocks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Davis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Charles Town to Davis in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get your game on at Stonewall Resort Recreation, contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. and then identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Weston online travel planner.

Drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, stroll around The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Louisville holiday maker website.

Drive from Weston to Louisville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Weston in August; daily highs in Louisville reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Bowling Green

— 2 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Historic RailPark & Train Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bowling Green trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Bowling Green by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Pisgah Forest

— 2 nights
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then shop like a local with Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle of Forestry and then admire the sheer force of Sliding Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pisgah Forest trip planner.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Pisgah Forest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bowling Green in August, you will find days in Pisgah Forest are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Island Express Ferry Service, then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pisgah Forest to Beaufort in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Pisgah Forest in August, Beaufort is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

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 lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, then find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then stop by PuckerButt Pepper Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Discovery Place Science, and then get your game on at Escape Kings.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Charlotte driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Charlotte takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
For shopping fun, head to National Center for Civil and Human Rights or Buford Highway Farmers Market. Visit Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta for their historical value. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with The Escape Game Atlanta, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Charlotte to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Valdosta.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Valdosta

— 3 nights
Valdosta is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, located on the southern border of Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Wild Adventures Theme Park, have some family-friendly fun at Epic Escape Rooms, and then stop by Magnolia Plantation. Keep things going the next day: walk around Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park and then kick back and relax at Keylypso of West Palm Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valdosta online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Atlanta to Valdosta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Valdosta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Valdosta

Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Valdosta to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Tampa

— 3 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Step out of the city life by going to Siesta Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Shop till you drop at Anna Maria Rocks and Morean Art Center. Step out of Tampa with an excursion to Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Lincoln Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and St Patrick Catholic Church. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami journey planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Miami in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.