21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Washington DC
— 12 nights
Fly
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Washington DC

— 12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Antietam National Battlefield and Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach. Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum (in Chesapeake Beach), Rockville (Meadowside Nature Center & Croydon Creek Nature Center) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore and take pictures at First Landing State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse for treasures at Virginia Beach Antique Mall, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach visit planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Columbia

— 2 nights
Columbia is a town in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Vineyards On The Scuppernong, play a few rounds at Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation, and then make a trip to Newbold-White House.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Columbia in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryson City

— 3 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Chimney Tops Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Townsend Wye). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryson City attractions website.

Drive from Columbia to Bryson City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Columbia in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Bryson City

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.