10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive
2
Shenandoah Caverns
— 1 night
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Asheville Regional Airport
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly
5
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights

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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center, get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, then deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shenandoah Caverns.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Shenandoah Caverns

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade, don't miss a visit to The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, then explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, and finally examine the collection at Main Street of Yesteryear.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah Caverns route builder website.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Shenandoah Caverns in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In December in Shenandoah Caverns, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Shenandoah Caverns

Parks · Nature · Museums

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Instant Karma Asheville and then learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shenandoah Caverns to Asheville. December in Asheville sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In December, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits, then take in the exciting artwork at Paul Brent Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and finally learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

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Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in December, with highs in Panama City Beach at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion and then gain insight at Stetson University.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando attractions planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Orlando in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Panama City Beach in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 31st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Principle Gallery Charleston.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston online route builder.

You can drive from Orlando to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get little chillier in Charleston: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 1st (Fri), wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in December, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.