16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ottawa
Drive:  54 h
1
Lake George
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Subway:  6 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
4
Hilton Head
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then make a splash at Water Slide World, then play a few rounds at Gooney Golf, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oscar's Smoke House. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lake George is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lake George

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Oscar's Smoke House
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Lake George ©
Lake George
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to U.S. National Arboretum and Tidal Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capitol Hill and Smithsonian Institution Building. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Lake George to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lake George in August, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill
Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Bounce House & Laser Tag, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally contemplate the long history of George Wythe House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House

6
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Driessen Beach Park. Bring the kids along to Edisto Beach State Park and Folly Field Beach Park. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Saint Helena Island (Octopuses, Penn Center, &more) and The Point (in Beaufort). The adventure continues: putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, tee off at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Helena Island, Edisto Island, The Point, The Church of the Cross
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Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park

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