14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive

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New York City

— 4 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.
Rose Center for Earth and Space has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, visit Times Square, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner.

Charlotte to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in April, with highs in New York City at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

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.
Philadelphia Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Barnes Foundation and Reading Terminal Market. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, steep yourself in history at Logan Circle, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Wilmington

— 1 day
On the 2nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Wilmington to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then walk around Pullen Park.

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

Getting from Williamsburg to Raleigh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.