53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
4
Baltimore
— 3 nights
5
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
6
New York City
— 5 nights
7
Mystic
— 2 nights
8
Newport
— 4 nights
9
Boston
— 5 nights
10
Stowe
— 2 nights
11
North Conway
— 3 nights
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
13
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
14
Charleston
— 4 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Ridge Pkwy and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Let the collections at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and The Folk Art Center capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Dry Falls (in Highlands), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville tour planner.

Houston to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Asheville. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Dry Falls, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Zipline

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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.
Historic Jamestowne and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Sun) at Water Country USA.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Williamsburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in August: high temperatures in Williamsburg hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Jennie Wade House. Get outdoors at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and River Riders. Venture out of the city with trips to Harpers Ferry (Harper Cemetery, Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, &more) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kitchen Kettle Village and Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Cynwyd Heritage Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Amstel House Museum and Gardens (in New Castle), Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, savor the flavors at M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City, and experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster, Kitchen Kettle Village, Amstel House Museum and Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

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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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and New York Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hyde Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, whizz through the canopy at Fields Of Fire Adventure Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Mystic Whaler Cruises, take the plunge with Skydive Danielson, and then kick back and relax at Pleasure Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mystic road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Mystic: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Pleasure Beach, USS Nautilus, Mystic Whaler Cruises, Skydive Danielson
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Skydive Danielson ©
Skydive Danielson
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Breakers and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Cliff Walk and Long Point will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (in North Chatham) and Provincetown (Commercial Street, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, take an unforgettable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours, stroll around Fort Adams State Park, and stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Newport are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Nubble Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, wander the streets of North End, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Newport to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Plymouth, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Mount Auburn Cemetery, The House of the Seven Gables
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village

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Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, then get interesting insight from ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, then trek along Birds of Vermont Museum, and finally trek along Stowe Recreation Path. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Long Trail, then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and finally see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Stowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stowe, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Burlington, Tea at the Governor's House, The Long Trail, Birds of Vermont Museum, Shelburne Museum
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

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North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Kancamagus Highway and The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Flume Gorge and The Little White Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Lincoln), Jefferson (Caps Ridge Trail & Santa's Village) and Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway day trip planner.

Getting from Stowe to North Conway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in North Conway, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jefferson, Franconia, Off-Road Tours, The Little White Church, Mt. Washington Auto Road
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Off-Road Tours
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. There's much more to do: cruise along Park Loop Road, stroll through Precipice Trail, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip maker tool.

Getting from North Conway to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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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. Brookgreen Gardens and Hollywood Wax Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Broadway at the Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in North Myrtle Beach) and Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, trot along with Wampee Stables, and make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Myrtle Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In September, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Wampee Stables
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patriots Point and Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston tour planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree, Isle of Palms County Park, Folly Beach Public Beach, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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