9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Arlington
— Few hours
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Irvington
— 1 day
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Arlington

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planning app.

Boston to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In May, Arlington is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

2
nights
Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Downtown Nashville and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville tour planning tool.

You can fly from Arlington to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arlington to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

1
night
Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks

1
night
Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): experience rural life at Godolphin at Jonabell Farm, home of the Darley stallions, catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, and then experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

1
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Weston

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Weston day trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Weston in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Irvington.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
day
Irvington

Irvington is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Christ Church, then stroll around Holly Point Nature Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hughlett Point Natural Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Irvington trip maker tool.

You can drive from Weston to Irvington in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Irvington sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Irvington

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Irvington to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. In May in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

1
night
Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach journey website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.