53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 4 nights
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
4
Baltimore
— 3 nights
5
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
6
New York City
— 5 nights
7
Mystic
— 2 nights
8
Newport
— 4 nights
9
Boston
— 5 nights
10
Stowe
— 2 nights
11
North Conway
— 3 nights
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
13
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
14
Charleston
— 4 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Ridge Pkwy and River Rafting & Tubing. Let the collections at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and New Morning Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take some stellar pictures from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

Houston to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Zipline, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Dry Falls, Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Highlights from your plan
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Zipline

3
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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jamestown Settlement and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Sun) at Water Country USA. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Williamsburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in August: high temperatures in Williamsburg hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit planning tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3
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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get outdoors at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and River Riders. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Jennie Wade House) and Harpers Ferry (Harper Cemetery, Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

5
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kitchen Kettle Village and Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Killens Pond State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens), Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and Amstel House Museum and Gardens (in New Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, savor the flavors at M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City, and experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster, M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City, Refreshing Mountain, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Killens Pond State Park
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, approximately Hyde Park away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City journey site.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hyde Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
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Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, whizz through the canopy at Fields Of Fire Adventure Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Mystic Whaler Cruises, take the plunge with Skydive Danielson, and then kick back and relax at Pleasure Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mystic road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Mystic: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Pleasure Beach, Skydive Danielson, Mystic Whaler Cruises, USS Nautilus
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Skydive Danielson ©
Skydive Danielson
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Breakers and Cliff Walk. Visiting Ocean Drive Historic District and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Provincetown (Commercial Street, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, &more) and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (in North Chatham). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, and take a memorable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning app.

Drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Newport, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Highlights from your plan
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

5
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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Fine Arts and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and The Paul Revere House. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, wander the streets of North End, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Newport to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Plymouth, Nubble Lighthouse, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Old Sturbridge Village
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village

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Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, then get interesting insight from ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, then trek along Birds of Vermont Museum, and finally trek along Stowe Recreation Path. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Long Trail, then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and finally see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Stowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stowe, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Burlington, The Long Trail, Tea at the Governor's House, Birds of Vermont Museum, Shelburne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

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North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Kancamagus Highway and Diana's Baths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Flume Gorge and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Jefferson (Caps Ridge Trail & Santa's Village), The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park (in Franconia) and Off-Road Tours (in Lincoln). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Mt. Washington Auto Road, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church.

Discover how to plan a North Conway trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Stowe to North Conway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stowe in September since evenings lows in North Conway dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jefferson, Franconia, Mt. Washington Auto Road, Off-Road Tours, The Little White Church
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Path. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, stroll through Precipice Trail, and hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens and Hollywood Wax Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Broadway at the Beach and Alligator Adventure. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in North Myrtle Beach) and Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, trot along with Wampee Stables, and make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Myrtle Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In September, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Wampee Stables
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patriots Point and Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston tour planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree, Folly Beach Public Beach, Isle of Palms County Park, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Highlights from your plan
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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