17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Amelia Island
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Atlantic Beach
— 2 nights
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Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Amelia Island

— 2 nights
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 16th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Amelia Island Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Amelia Island Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at Fernandina Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amelia Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Tampa to Amelia Island is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Amelia Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilton Head side-trips: Beaufort (Hunting Island State Park & Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head day trip tool.

You can drive from Amelia Island to Hilton Head in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach tour planning app.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Atlantic Beach

— 2 nights
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and then stop by Wings Beachwear. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, then head outdoors with Crystal Coast Lady Cruises, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic Beach tour planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Atlantic Beach in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Kitty Hawk

— 2 nights
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Outer Banks Yoga and then appreciate the history behind Monument to a Century of Flight. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kitty Hawk trip planner.

You can drive from Atlantic Beach to Kitty Hawk in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kitty Hawk can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier and then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville travel route planning app.

Getting from Kitty Hawk to Charlottesville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Kitty Hawk in September, with lows around 60°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.