13 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
— 1 night


Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Richmond on the 16th (Sun).
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Richmond — 1 night

The River City

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 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Richmond online vacation planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kitty Hawk.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Kitty Hawk — 2 nights

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Ghost Crab Quest, then stop by Knitting Addiction, and finally soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kitty Hawk journey planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Kitty Hawk takes 3 hours. July in Kitty Hawk sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.
Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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Charlottesville — 1 night


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 19th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ivy Creek Natural Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kitty Hawk to Charlottesville in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kitty Hawk in July since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 2 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Armory Canal Trail. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Crystal Grottoes Caverns, then immerse yourself in nature at Gathland State Park, then steep yourself in history at The Point, and finally contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry day trip planning website.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Baltimore — 1 night

City of Firsts

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planning site.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Harpers Ferry in July since evenings lows in Baltimore dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Mon).
Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Tours
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United States travel guide

More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.