24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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St. Augustine
— 1 night
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Tybee Island
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Asheville
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Key West
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St. Augustine

— 1 night
St. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine road trip planning tool.

Orlando to St. Augustine is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Beaches · Tours · Outdoors

Tybee Island

— 1 night
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, and finally stop by Inferno.

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You can drive from St. Augustine to Tybee Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Sun), take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, walk around Forsyth Park, make a trip to Historic River Street, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah online journey planner.

Savannah is very close to Tybee Island. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 5th (Mon), head outdoors with HHI Jet Pack, indulge your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then look for gifts at The Silver Garden Gallery, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Burkes Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip planning site.

Getting from Savannah to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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 10th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, and then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach road trip site.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, relax and rejuvenate at Corolla Yoga, then kick back and relax at Carova Beach, and finally stop by Morris Farm Market. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, then see Off-Road Tours, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Corolla online vacation planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Corolla in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Asheville in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Corolla in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Asheville, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Huntsville.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, and finally walk around Big Spring Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Unclaimed Baggage, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, then stroll through Harmony Park Safari, and finally make a splash at Point Mallard Waterpark.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Huntsville attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Huntsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Huntsville when traveling from Asheville in July, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get in on the family fun at Carousel Gardens, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Huntsville, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon), SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Calusa Beach (in Big Pine Key). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Mallory Square, and kick back and relax at Higgs Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online vacation builder.

Fly from New Orleans to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.