52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Rehoboth Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove), Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route site .

Phoenix to Atlanta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Atlanta to be a bit cooler, temps between 88°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Helen, Build an Ark Animal Rescue, Hills & Dales Estate, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Food Tours
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and take in nature's colorful creations at Pisgah National Forest.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asheville online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Atlanta to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 82°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Falls Park on the Reedy, Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing, Pisgah National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and then get your game on at Urban Axes Baltimore.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Baltimore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in August, Baltimore is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum

5
nights
Washington DC

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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip website .

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg and then walk around Historic Jamestowne. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Noland Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport News, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park

1
night
Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 18th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at Escape Rehoboth, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gordons Pond, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Rehoboth Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, you will find days in Rehoboth Beach are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Henlopen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 19th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches. On the next day, examine the collection at Air Mobility Command Museum and then stroll through Ventnor City Beach.

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

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Cape May in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor City Beach, Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Air Mobility Command Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire all the interesting features of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

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Drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

7
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Bar Harbor in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

3
nights
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, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, and don't miss a visit to H. L. Hunley.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Charleston takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in September, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 84°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Palms County Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Isle of Palms County Park ©
Isle of Palms County Park

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savannah route website .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Orlando sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step out of Key West with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West visit planner.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in September since evenings lows in Key West dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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