13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Des Moines
Fly + Subway:  4 h 15 min
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Washington DC
— 1 night
+2
Subway + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ogunquit
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
6
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Des Moines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner.

Des Moines to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Des Moines to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Life On A Sandbar.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nags Head trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Nags Head by combination of subway, flight, and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Buffalo City Exhibit
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Greenwich Village, race across the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of SoHo, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nags Head in June, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel, ponder the world of politics at Old State House, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, then wander the streets of North End, then learn about all things military at USS Cassin Young, and finally get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston trip builder app.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Boston dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old State House ©
Old State House
North End ©
North End
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum

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Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY, take in the exciting artwork at Abacus, then take an in-depth tour of Ogunquit Heritage Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

Before you visit Ogunquit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Boston to Ogunquit by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Ogunquit. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Ogunquit Heritage Museum ©
Ogunquit Heritage Museum
Abacus ©
Abacus

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn about all things military at Warbird Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, and finally tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ogunquit to Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ogunquit in June, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 86°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Shopping Golf
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Warbird Park ©
Warbird Park

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night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
McLeod Plantation Historic Site ©
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planning app.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Burkes Beach ©
Burkes Beach
Driessen Beach Park ©
Driessen Beach Park
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

Find out how to plan Savannah trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

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Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then don't miss a visit to Cockspur lighthouse, then stop by Inferno, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach.

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Traveling by car from Savannah to Tybee Island takes an hour. In July in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
North Beach
North Beach
Cockspur lighthouse ©
Cockspur lighthouse

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of World War II Home Front Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then don't miss a visit to Faith Chapel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island visit app.

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Jekyll Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

World War II Home Front Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
World War II Home Front Museum ©
World War II Home Front Museum

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