15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Chincoteague Island
— Few hours
2
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
4
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
6
Ocoee
— 2 nights
7
Bowling Green
— 3 nights

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 5th (Wed), make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island online vacation planner.

Washington DC to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance ©
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then don't miss a visit to Monument to Heyward Shepherd. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, then wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, and finally sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip builder website.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chincoteague Island in August, plan for little chillier nights in Harpers Ferry, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester, Catoctin Creek Distillery
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Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve ©
Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Limberlost Trail, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Kingdom II, then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverns At Natural Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Natural Bridge Wax Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Natural Bridge State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Natural Bridge trip planner.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Natural Bridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August; daily highs in Natural Bridge reach 71°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Caverns At Natural Bridge ©
Caverns At Natural Bridge
Dinosaur Kingdom II ©
Dinosaur Kingdom II

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Grotto Falls Parking and Newfound Gap Road. Explore hidden gems such as Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Natural Bridge to Gatlinburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Natural Bridge in August, expect Gatlinburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Townsend
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Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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Ocoee

Ocoee ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Christmas is Here!, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Ocoee River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ocoee day trip tool.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ocoee are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee River, Christmas is Here!, River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Ocoee River ©
Ocoee River

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Diamond Caverns and 212 on the Main. Step out of the city life by going to Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum and Lost River Cave. Step out of Bowling Green to go to Horse Cave and see Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn, don't miss a visit to 1921 Standard Oil Station, and buy something for everyone on your list at Greenwood Mall.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Bowling Green takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ocoee to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. In August in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Horse Cave, Diamond Caverns, 212 on the Main
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Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum ©
Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

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