12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manassas
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

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Birmingham to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Edgar Allan Poe Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Virginia Holocaust Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Richmond attractions planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Appomattox

— 1 night
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Holliday Lake State Park.

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You can drive from Richmond to Appomattox in 2 hours. June in Appomattox sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip planning tool.

Getting from Appomattox to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Appomattox in June, plan for little chillier days in Lexington, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, examine the collection at Dinosaur Land, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, then get engrossed in the history at Washington's Office Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tolson's Chapel.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry travel route planner.

Getting from Lexington to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lexington in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Harpers Ferry: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manassas.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Manassas

— 1 night
Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of All Saints Catholic Church, examine the collection at The Manassas Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Ox Hill Battlefield Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manassas driving holiday planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Manassas in 1.5 hours. June in Manassas sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Manassas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally deepen your understanding at College of William & Mary. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, contemplate the long history of Yorktown Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum, then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

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You can drive from Manassas to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Alexandria

— 1 night
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Alexandria are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.