33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Damascus
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Auckland


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2
nights
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus and then trek along Appalachian Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Damascus trip itinerary planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Damascus is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Damascus is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Damascus are much hotter (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Luray.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Whitetop Mountain, Appalachian Trail
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Whitetop Mountain ©
Whitetop Mountain

3
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Let the collections at Warehouse Art Gallery and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at James Madison's Montpelier and River Hill Wine & Spirits. Step out of Luray with an excursion to Old Rag Mountain Hike in Shenandoah National Park--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Luray Hawksbill Greenway.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray trip website .

Drive from Damascus to Luray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, James Madison's Montpelier
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

4
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Great Falls Park, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and shop like a local with Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Luray in August, Arlington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Colonial National Historic Park and Yorktown Beach. Get some cultural insight at Colonial Williamsburg and Williamsburg Art Gallery. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sun) at Water Country USA. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, stop by Yankee Candle Company, and take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Colonial National Historical Park ©

6
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Popular historic sites such as Wright Brothers National Memorial and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head) and The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery (in Kill Devil Hills). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach day trip site .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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