31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bardstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Natural Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Montebello
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Rehoboth Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Annapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Chevy Chase
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Baltimore
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore hidden gems such as Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Cave Hill Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Churchill Downs and Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, take a stroll through Old Louisville, and explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Louisville online vacation planner .

Seattle to Louisville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Louisville is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get slightly colder in Louisville: highs are around 43°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bardstown.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Spring Mill State Park
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Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

3
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Bardstown

Bardstown
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at My Old Kentucky Home and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Change things up with a short trip to Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bardstown trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Bardstown in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Maker's Mark, The Abbey of Gethsemani
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Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail and then admire the majestic nature at Hungry Mother State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, then contemplate the long history of Downtown State Street, and then take in the exciting artwork at Benjamin Walls Gallery.

Plan trip to Bristol with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bardstown to Bristol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Bristol can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Hungry Mother State Park
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Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, then contemplate the long history of Lee Chapel and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Natural Bridge State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park and then contemplate the long history of James River Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Natural Bridge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Natural Bridge takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bristol in January, with highs in Natural Bridge at 34°F and lows at 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Montebello.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington, James River Visitor Center
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Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Stonewall Jackson House ©
Stonewall Jackson House

1
night
Montebello

Montebello
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Montebello vacation app .

Traveling by car from Natural Bridge to Montebello takes an hour. Traveling from Natural Bridge in January, expect nights in Montebello to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°F. You will leave for Charlottesville on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Montebello

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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3
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Frontier Culture Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Highland. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (in Spotsylvania) and Appomattox Station Battlefield Park (in Appomattox). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at University of Virginia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville visit planner .

You can drive from Montebello to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. January in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Appomattox, Frontier Culture Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Bold Rock Hard Cider
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3
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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.
Visit Governor's Palace and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bassett Hall and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg), Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & St. John's Episcopal Church) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum and admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, The Mariners' Museum & Park, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Henlopen State Park and Dune Nature Park. Relax by the water at Dewey Beach and Lewes Beach. Go for a jaunt from Rehoboth Beach to Dover to see Air Mobility Command Museum about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bethany Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Rehoboth Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Rehoboth Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Williamsburg in January, plan for little chillier days in Rehoboth Beach, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lewes, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Air Mobility Command Museum, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach

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Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Maryland State House and then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Quiet Waters Park, then contemplate the long history of Hammond-Harwood House, and then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Annapolis day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Annapolis in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Annapolis sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chevy Chase.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Quiet Waters Park ©
Quiet Waters Park

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Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase ©
Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Antietam National Battlefield. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Chevy Chase trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Chevy Chase takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Chevy Chase can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Chevy Chase

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Federal Hill Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church (in Harpers Ferry), Washington DC (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, & more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baltimore trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Chevy Chase to Baltimore in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC, Harpers Ferry, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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