28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Yorktown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Budapest


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3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Rupp House and Gettysburg Museum of History capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shriver House Museum and C&O Canal National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro) and Antietam National Cemetery (in Sharpsburg). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, do a tasting at Adams County Winery, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg travel planning tool .

Budapest, Hungary to Gettysburg is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Gettysburg is minus 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Renfrew Museum and Park, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Adams County Winery, Antietam National Cemetery
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Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

1
night
Richmond

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Henricus Historical Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Agecroft Hall & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Richmond takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. In August in Richmond, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blandford Church and Cemetery, Henricus Historical Park
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Henricus Historical Park ©
Henricus Historical Park
Agecroft Hall & Gardens ©
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

2
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Saint Bede Catholic Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Musical Museum. Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to The Hague Winery in Hague--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, stop by Silver Hand Meadery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg visit planner.

Take a train from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yorktown.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

The Hague Winery
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Moore House, then make a trip to The Gallery at York Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Episcopal Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The Watermen's Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yorktown trip planning app .

Yorktown is just a stone's throw from Williamsburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Grace Episcopal Church ©
Grace Episcopal Church
Moore House ©
Moore House

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Webb Military Museum and Mickve Israel Temple. Get some historical perspective at Old Sheldon Church Ruins and The Church of the Cross. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

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Traveling by flight from Yorktown to Savannah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Old Sheldon Church Ruins, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Church of the Cross
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Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vilano Beach and Crescent Beach Public Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Mission of Nombre de Dios and St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Collection, see the interesting displays at Villa Zorayda Museum, contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, and enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine travel tool .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
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Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church

3
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center and Windsor Ruins. You'll explore and learn at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Take a break from Jackson with a short trip to The Old Depot Museum in Vicksburg, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum, admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, see the interesting displays at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jackson day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Jackson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Windsor Ruins
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Windsor Ruins ©
Windsor Ruins
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitney Plantation and Evergreen Plantation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planning website .

Drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, St. Joseph Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Visit Lincolns New Salem State Park and Dana-Thomas House for their historical value. Illinois State Museum and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Dickson Mounds Museum (in Lewistown) and Children's Museum of Illinois (in Decatur). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, examine the collection at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, and stroll around Union Square Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Springfield trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Springfield in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Springfield is colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Children's Museum of Illinois, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, make a trip to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ).

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Traveling by car from Springfield to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
National Blues Museum ©
National Blues Museum

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