11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Des Moines
— Few hours
2
Appomattox
— 1 day
3
Shiloh
— 1 night
4
Richmond
— 1 night
5
Sharpsburg
— 1 night
6
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
7
Andersonville
— 1 night
8
Lookout Mountain
— 1 night
9
Charleston
— 2 nights
10
Gettysburg
— 1 night

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Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Des Moines vacation planning tool.

New York City to Des Moines is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Des Moines dip to 60°F. You will leave for Appomattox on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at McLean House and then explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Appomattox online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Des Moines to Appomattox. Traveling from Des Moines to Appomattox, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Appomattox can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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McLean House ©
McLean House

1
night
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop and then take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shiloh travel route builder site.

Drive from Appomattox to Shiloh in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Appomattox to Shiloh. When traveling from Appomattox in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Shiloh: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Shiloh

Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop ©
Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop

1
night
Richmond

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 10th (Thu), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Maymont, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Shiloh to Richmond with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shiloh to Richmond. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

1
night
Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg ©
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Antietam National Battlefield.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharpsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Sharpsburg in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Richmond in September since evenings lows in Sharpsburg dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mary Washington House and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg tour itinerary site.

Drive from Sharpsburg to Fredericksburg in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Andersonville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Mary Washington House ©
Mary Washington House

1
night
Andersonville

Andersonville ©
Andersonville is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum and then explore the galleries of Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Andersonville online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fredericksburg to Andersonville. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Andersonville

Museums · Historic Sites
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1
night
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. On the 14th (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and then get great views at Rock City.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lookout Mountain journey tool.

Traveling by car from Andersonville to Lookout Mountain takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lookout Mountain can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Rock City ©
Rock City

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3 and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To plan Charleston vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Lookout Mountain to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to Gettysburg in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in September, with highs in Gettysburg at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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