20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portsmouth
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Chapel Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Winston Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Elon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
State College
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Poughkeepsie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bronx
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Portsmouth

2
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get a taste of the local shopping with FRANK Gallery, and finally gain insight at University of North Carolina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): walk around Pullen Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Chapel of the Cross, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chapel Hill trip planner .

Portsmouth to Chapel Hill is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portsmouth in April; daily highs in Chapel Hill reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Winston Salem.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durham, Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
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The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

2
nights
Winston Salem

Winston Salem ©
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, meet the residents at North Carolina Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Uwharrie Crystalline. On the next day, engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, then stroll the grounds of Salem God's Acre Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Home Moravian Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Winston Salem trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Chapel Hill to Winston Salem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Winston Salem sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Elon.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

North Carolina Zoo, Greensboro Science Center, Uwharrie Crystalline
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North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center

2
nights
Elon

Elon ©
Elon is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Red Oak Brewery, then relax in the rural setting at Homeland Creamery, then learn about winemaking at Grove Winery, and finally deepen your understanding at Elon University.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Elon trip builder tool .

You can drive from Winston Salem to Elon in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Charlottesville on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Elon

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Homeland Creamery, Red Oak Brewery, Grove Winery
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Grove Winery ©
Grove Winery
Homeland Creamery ©
Homeland Creamery
Elon University ©
Elon University

3
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of University of Virginia. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Trump Winery, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then steep yourself in history at Monticello, and finally relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville tour planner.

You can drive from Elon to Charlottesville in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Beer Tastings & Tours
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

2
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, then gain insight at Penn State University, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, and finally get your game on at Escape Room Inc. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Bellefonte Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Centre County Historical Society, then explore the world behind art at Palmer Museum of Art, then walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the State College trip builder app .

You can drive from Charlottesville to State College in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Charlottesville in April, things will get little chillier in State College: highs are around 59°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in State College

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Bellefonte Art Museum
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The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Centre County Historical Society ©
Centre County Historical Society

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by car from State College to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from State College in April, expect Philadelphia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Poughkeepsie.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

3
nights
Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie ©
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, make a trip to Art Centro, get lost in a book at Adriance Memorial Library, and experience rural life at Sprout Creek Farm.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in April since evenings lows in Poughkeepsie dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Paltz, Norman Rockwell Museum, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 4th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, then meet the residents at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Jerry Rescue Monument, and finally admire the striking features of Clinton Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bronx.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA

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nights
Bronx

Bronx ©
The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to City Island, admire the natural beauty at Wave Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Little Italy in the Bronx.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bronx travel planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Bronx takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Syracuse in May since evenings lows in Bronx dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bronx

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
New York Botanical Garden ©
New York Botanical Garden
Wave Hill ©
Wave Hill

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