9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Natural Bridge
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Intercourse
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. You've now added Natural Bridge State Park to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Natural Bridge State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Natural Bridge attractions planner.

Lenoir to Natural Bridge is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Lenoir in May, expect nights in Natural Bridge to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
You've now added Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Natural Bridge to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Natural Bridge in May: highs in Gettysburg hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Hershey

— 2 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You've added Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations Tour Center & Gift Shop, Hershey's Chocolate World, Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, browse for treasures at Crossroads Antique Mall, and then learn the secrets of production at Hershey's Chocolate World. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Intercourse

— 2 nights
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Your day by day itinerary now includes Immergut Soft Pretzels, Strasburg Rail Road, The Old Country Store, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): catch a ride on Strasburg Rail Road, stop by The Old Country Store, then stop by The Old Woodshed, and finally stop by Jam & Relish Kitchen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, don't miss a visit to The Old Candle Barn, indulge your taste buds at Immergut Soft Pretzels, then examine the collection at The Quilt Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally see a show at Sight & Sound Theatres.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Intercourse trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Intercourse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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.
You've added Tanger Outlets National Harbor, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The National Archives Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online travel route builder.

Fly from Intercourse to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Intercourse in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 58°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Shopping

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.

Lancaster County travel guide

4.2
Gift & Specialty Shops · Theaters · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.