26 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Waco
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around The High Line, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City journey maker tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, walk around Boston Public Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston itinerary planning app.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, Boston is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online journey planner.

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Asheville — 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and identify plant and animal life at Western North Carolina Nature Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville vacation site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Asheville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Asheville at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel planning tool.

Getting from Asheville to Charleston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 3 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stop by Historic District, then make a trip to Riverwalk, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wilmington road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Wilmington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Wilmington sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then discover the magic at Epcot, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando holiday planning app.

You can fly from Wilmington to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key Largo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Waco.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, then meet the residents at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Key Largo to Waco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Key Largo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Waco: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.
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