53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 4 nights
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
4
Baltimore
— 3 nights
5
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
6
New York City
— 5 nights
7
Mystic
— 2 nights
8
Newport
— 4 nights
9
Boston
— 5 nights
10
Stowe
— 2 nights
11
North Conway
— 3 nights
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
13
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
14
Charleston
— 4 nights

4
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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Ridge Pkwy and Dry Falls. Let the collections at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and The Folk Art Center capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip website.

Houston to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Asheville. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Zipline
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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Historic Jamestowne and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jamestown Settlement and Water Country USA. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Williamsburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Asheville - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get outdoors at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and River Riders. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Jennie Wade House) and Harpers Ferry (Harper Cemetery, Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kitchen Kettle Village and Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Killens Pond State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Amstel House Museum and Gardens (in New Castle), Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens) and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, savor the flavors at M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City, experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster, Amstel House Museum and Gardens, Kitchen Kettle Village, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Refreshing Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

5
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hyde Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, whizz through the canopy at Fields Of Fire Adventure Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Mystic Whaler Cruises, take the plunge with Skydive Danielson, and then kick back and relax at Pleasure Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mystic road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Mystic: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Mystic Whaler Cruises, Skydive Danielson, Pleasure Beach, USS Nautilus
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Skydive Danielson ©
Skydive Danielson
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Breakers and Cliff Walk. Visiting Ocean Drive Historic District and Race Point Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Provincetown (Commercial Street, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (in North Chatham). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, and take a memorable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning app.

Drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Newport, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Fine Arts and Marginal Way Walkway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nubble Lighthouse and The Paul Revere House. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach), Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and walk around Boston Public Garden.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Boston itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Plymouth, Hampton Beach State Park, The House of the Seven Gables, Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village

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Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, then get interesting insight from ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, then trek along Birds of Vermont Museum, and finally trek along Stowe Recreation Path. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Long Trail, then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and finally see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Stowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stowe, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Burlington, The Long Trail, Birds of Vermont Museum, Shelburne Museum, Tea at the Governor's House
Highlights from your plan
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

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North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Kancamagus Highway and The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Flume Gorge and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham), Off-Road Tours (in Lincoln) and Jefferson (Caps Ridge Trail & Santa's Village). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway day trip planner.

Getting from Stowe to North Conway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in North Conway, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Franconia, Jefferson, The Little White Church, Mt. Washington Auto Road, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Thunder Hole. There's much more to do: trek along Precipice Trail, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and stroll through Ocean Path.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip maker tool.

Getting from North Conway to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens and Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in North Myrtle Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure, examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, trot along with Wampee Stables, and make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Myrtle Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In September, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Wampee Stables
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Boone Hall Plantation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patriots Point and Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, Angel Oak Tree, Folly Beach Public Beach, Isle of Palms County Park
Highlights from your plan
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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