7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
2
Weston
— 1 night
Fly
3
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly
4
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive to Huntsville, Fly to Arlington
5
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive

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Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and then stop by Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip builder site.

Philadelphia to Lancaster is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lancaster, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 28th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Weston online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Weston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Weston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Weston to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Adventure · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. On the 30th (Thu), take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield and then learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Murfreesboro day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Murfreesboro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect nights in Murfreesboro to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington

— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Carlyle House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Murfreesboro to Arlington in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Murfreesboro to Arlington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocean City tour app.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Arlington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ocean City, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

West Virginia travel guide

4
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.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.