23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ketchikan
ferry + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Charlotte
— Few hours
2
Greensboro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Barnesville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Asheville
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  28​h
End: Ketchikan

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Ketchikan to Charlotte is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Ketchikan to Charlotte, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ketchikan in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Charlotte: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Greensboro.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greensboro: Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke University Chapel). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, pause for some photo ops at O. Henry Statues, and examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Greensboro trip maker site .

Getting from Charlotte to Greensboro by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Greensboro are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durham, Old Town Cemetery, Conservators Center
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Frederick (Dragon Distillery, LLC & McClintock Distilling) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Greensboro to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barnesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Frederick, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Horseshoe Casino
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Barnesville

Barnesville ©
The unincorporated Pennsylvania community of Barnesville is an neighborhood, part roadside village & part hidden connected side streets where there was buildable land along a transportation corridor typical of much of rural Pennsylvania's small communities. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): experience rural life at Maylath Farm and Orchard, then immerse yourself in nature at Locust Lake State Park, and then try for a hole-in-one at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barnesville online route planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Barnesville takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Barnesville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Barnesville

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Locust Lake State Park, Maylath Farm and Orchard, Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy
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Locust Lake State Park ©
Locust Lake State Park
Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy ©
Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy
Maylath Farm and Orchard ©
Maylath Farm and Orchard

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barnesville to Chicago. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): try to win big at Keeneland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lexington road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Lexington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Gatlinburg (Zipline, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, & more) and Dollywood (in Pigeon Forge). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Lexington to Asheville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Dollywood
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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