21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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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 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Virginia Holocaust Museum, take an in-depth tour of White House of the Confederacy, and then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip planner.

Glen Allen to Richmond is an approximately half hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colonial National Historical Park and Virginia Musical Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Colonial Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern. Step out of Williamsburg to go to Surry and see Smith's Fort Plantation, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, admire the majestic nature at York River State Park, and stop by Christmas Mouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip website.

Getting from Richmond to Williamsburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

The River City

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Richmond by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Charlotte on the 29th (Thu).
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Charlotte — 1 night

The Queen City

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.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

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You can fly from Richmond to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Charlotte sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get some cultural insight at Booth Western Art Museum and Silver Comet Trail. Get in touch with nature at Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail and Sope Creek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (in Kennesaw) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Marietta Museum of History.

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Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 2 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church, examine the collection at Sturdivant Hall Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Live Oak Cemetery. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, and then explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montgomery trip maker site.

Getting from Atlanta to Montgomery by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. October in Montgomery sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then examine the collection at Southern Museum of Flight, and then examine the collection at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, and then examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center/Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from the city and head to Radnor Lake State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lane Motor Museum and Tennessee State Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Carter House & McGavock Confederate Cemetery) and Rippa Villa (in Spring Hill). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the galleries of Upper Room, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nashville attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at David J. Sencer CDC Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, and then ponder the world of politics at Georgia State Capitol.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip builder.

You can fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).
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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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