8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mebane
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Baltimore
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
6
Venice
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

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day
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, then wander the streets of Carytown, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally view the masterpieces at Crossroads Art Center.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Richmond holiday site .

Norfolk to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Richmond, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mebane.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Blandford Church and Cemetery
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Crossroads Art Center ©
Crossroads Art Center
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery

1
night
Mebane

Mebane ©
Mebane is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States, and partly in Orange County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets, then examine the collection at Mebane Train Display, and finally browse for treasures at The Curious Peddler.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mebane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Mebane takes 3 hours. June in Mebane sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Mebane

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Conservators Center
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The Curious Peddler ©
The Curious Peddler
Tanger Outlets Mebane ©
Tanger Outlets Mebane
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mebane to Philadelphia. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Fell's Point, take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Power Plant.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore journey website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Power Plant ©
Power Plant

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip tool .

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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night
Venice

Venice ©
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Clyde Butcher Venice Gallery & Studio, then stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Key Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at North Jetty Beach, then look for gifts at Silver City Sarasota, and then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Siesta Key, North Jetty Beach, Sarasota National Cemetery
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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