8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Corolla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Battleship New Jersey, then gain insight at National Museum of American Jewish History, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip site .

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Battleship New Jersey
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1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then take in the history at Carter House, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Franklin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Nashville. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

1
day
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla journey app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Nashville to Corolla in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Corolla sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Corolla

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond road trip planning site .

You can drive from Corolla to Richmond in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Harpers Ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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