16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Richmond
— 1 day
Drive
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jim Thorpe
— 1 night
Drive
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New Paltz
— 2 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Asheville Regional Airport
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Richmond

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Whitley's Peanut Factory, get to know the fascinating history of Fan District, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Richmond is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Richmond. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

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.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Dobbin House Tavern) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

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Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. Head to Rittenhouse Square and Kimmel Center for the Performing Artsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City (in Chesapeake City) and Eclat Chocolate (in West Chester). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of Franklin Court, and steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

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Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Jim Thorpe

— 1 night
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John, then contemplate the long history of Asa Packer Mansion, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Sellers Books & Fine Art.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jim Thorpe trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Jim Thorpe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in June since evenings lows in Jim Thorpe dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

New Paltz

— 2 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Catskills Visitor Center, then soothe aching muscles at Chichester Yoga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Overlook Mountain. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Catskill Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, and then do a tasting at Benmarl Vineyards and Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Paltz day trip website.

Traveling by car from Jim Thorpe to New Paltz takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in New Paltz are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy and then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asheville day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Paltz to Asheville. June in Asheville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
For shopping fun, head to Lowcountry Olive Oil or Principle Gallery Charleston. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

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Drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Charleston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.

Catskill Region travel guide

3.9
Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.