17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
5
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
6
Williamsburg
— 1 night
7
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
8
Columbus
— 1 night
9
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
11
Natchez
— 1 night
12
Nashville
— 2 nights

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thenappreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, thencontemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning app.

Woonsocket to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Woonsocket in August; daily highs in Philadelphia reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, thensteep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, thenexamine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodward Hill Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster driving holiday site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Woodward Hill Cemetery ©
Woodward Hill Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Artworks, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 18th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, thenget engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC tour builder site.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Head Rail Trail, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mount Vernon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Mount Vernon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Vernon, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Indian Head Rail Trail
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, thenlearn about winemaking at Williamsburg Winery, and finally stop by Yankee Candle Company. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 23rd (Sun), meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planning website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Myrtle Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods Parks
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Columbus Riverwalk, thenbrush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Columbus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center ©
National Civil War Naval Museum ©
National Civil War Naval Museum

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Rollins Distillery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and finally kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Pensacola Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Pensacola Beach due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rollins Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier ©
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 26th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at Faulkner House Books, thenwander the streets of Royal Street, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour planner.

Drive from Pensacola Beach to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Pensacola Beach in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Natchez journey planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Natchez, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, thencontemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and finally work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Natchez to Nashville takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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