46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 10 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Annapolis
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Savannah
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Boston

— 10 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Halibut Point State Park and George's Island. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Lexington Green (in Lexington), Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead) and Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (in Gloucester). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North End, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, and admire the striking features of Phillips House.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Met Cloisters. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Belvedere Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence Hall and Independence Mall. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, see the interesting displays at Penn Museum, take an in-depth tour of Franklin Print Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planning website.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Baltimore

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Walters Art Museum, Mount Clare Museum House and Historic Ships in Baltimore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore visit planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Baltimore. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Historic Sites

Annapolis

— 1 night
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hammond-Harwood House as well as Annapolis Historic District.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Annapolis route maker site.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Annapolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Annapolis are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes U.S. National Arboretum, Washington National Cathedral, Dumbarton House, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Fredericksburg (Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Chatham Manor, &more), Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac) and NRA National Firearms Museum (in Fairfax). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Vernon

— 2 nights
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then experience rural life at National Colonial Farm, and then steep yourself in history at George Mason's Gunston Hall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Thomas Stone National Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Historic Port Tobacco Village.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Vernon day trip planning website.

Mount Vernon is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Vernon, with lows around 68°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carter Mountain Orchard, Trump Winery and Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, learn about winemaking at Jefferson Vineyards, and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville journey planning app.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Richmond

— 2 nights

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 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The John Marshall House and then view the masterpieces at Shockoe Bottom Clay. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Virginia Museum of History & Culture, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fan District, and finally grab your bike and head to Virginia Capital Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Richmond visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
You've added American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Bassett Hall, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and finally don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and finally explore the galleries of Moore House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online route builder.

Fly from Williamsburg to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, admire the masterpieces at Telfair Academy, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc..

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savannah travel route site.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate High Museum of Art and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Carter Center. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of Margaret Mitchell House, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and stroll through Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip website.

Fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. Get outdoors at Lake Michigan and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Holy Name Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip site.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Chicago is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.