7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly

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New York City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go for a walk through Times Square and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning tool.

Detroit to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Carolina Raptor Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Charlotte are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Charlotte

Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at One Of A Kind and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and then admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online tour planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Charleston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in May, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side 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.