8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Bird in Hand
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Front Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Harrisonburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Meadows of Dan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Clarkesville
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bird in Hand tour itinerary builder site .

Philadelphia to Bird in Hand is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bird in Hand are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Front Royal.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Dutch Wonderland
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Mountain Mystic Trading Company, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, and then Head underground at Skyline Caverns.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Front Royal planner .

Getting from Bird in Hand to Front Royal by car takes about 3 hours. May in Front Royal sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Front Royal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
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Skyline Caverns ©
Skyline Caverns
Mountain Mystic Trading Company ©
Mountain Mystic Trading Company
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail

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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 18th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luray travel route planner .

You can drive from Front Royal to Luray in an hour. In May in Luray, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Valley Museum ©
Luray Valley Museum

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Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, then cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, and then admire all the interesting features of White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Harrisonburg trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Luray to Harrisonburg in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Harrisonburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grand Caverns, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
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Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then admire all the interesting features of Carter Mountain Orchard, then stop by Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and finally steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harrisonburg to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. May in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Meadows of Dan.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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Meadows of Dan

Meadows of Dan ©
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 more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Meadows of Dan online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Charlottesville to Meadows of Dan in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Clarkesville.

Things to do in Meadows of Dan

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Primland Resort Golf Course ©
Primland Resort Golf Course
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook ©
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook

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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): view the masterpieces at Hickory Flat Pottery, trek along Hemlock Falls Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clarkesville tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Meadows of Dan to Clarkesville in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish 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
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Tallulah Gorge State Park ©
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Hickory Flat Pottery ©
Hickory Flat Pottery

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