8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Culpeper
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Front Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
New Market
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Harrisonburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Meadows of Dan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Clarkesville
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then admire all the interesting features of Monticello.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site .

Philadelphia to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Culpeper.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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night
Culpeper

Culpeper ©
Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Belmont Farms Distillery, learn about winemaking at Old House Vineyards, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Culpeper National Cemetery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Far Gohn Brewing Company, and finally look for gifts at The Frenchman's Corner.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Culpeper trip maker tool .

Getting from Charlottesville to Culpeper by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Culpeper are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Front Royal.

Things to do in Culpeper

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Far Gohn Brewing Company ©
Far Gohn Brewing Company
Old House Vineyards ©
Old House Vineyards
Culpeper National Cemetery ©
Culpeper National Cemetery

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night
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. On the 18th (Sat), stop by Mountain Mystic Trading Company, then trek along Appalachian Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Front Royal fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Culpeper to Front Royal by car takes about an hour. In May in Front Royal, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Front Royal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Caverns ©
Skyline Caverns
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Mountain Mystic Trading Company ©
Mountain Mystic Trading Company

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night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Front Royal to Luray in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Market.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Valley Museum ©
Luray Valley Museum

1
night
New Market

New Market ©
New Market is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the history at New Market State Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of the Civil War, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Market tour planner .

New Market is just a short distance from Luray. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in New Market

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns
Virginia Museum of the Civil War ©
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market State Historical Park ©
New Market State Historical Park

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Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, admire all the interesting features of White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, then Head underground at Grand Caverns, and finally contemplate the long history of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrisonburg vacation planning site .

Harrisonburg is just a stone's throw from New Market. In May, daytime highs in Harrisonburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Meadows of Dan.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Caverns, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum ©
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

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night
Meadows of Dan

Meadows of Dan ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get great views at Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook, play a few rounds at Primland Resort Golf Course, and then contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Meadows of Dan trip builder site .

You can drive from Harrisonburg to Meadows of Dan in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Meadows of Dan can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Clarkesville.

Things to do in Meadows of Dan

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Primland Resort Golf Course ©
Primland Resort Golf Course
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook ©
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook

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day
Clarkesville

Clarkesville ©
Clarkesville is a city in, and the county seat of, Habersham County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): shop like a local with Hickory Flat Pottery, then hike along Hemlock Falls Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Clarkesville travel website .

Drive from Meadows of Dan to Clarkesville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Clarkesville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clarkesville

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tallulah Gorge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tallulah Gorge State Park ©
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Hickory Flat Pottery ©
Hickory Flat Pottery

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