25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
Arlington
— 3 nights
3
Chantilly
— 3 nights
4
Nags Head
— 2 nights
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
6
Savannah
— 3 nights
7
Orlando
— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will thrill your kids. Visit Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Gettysburg National Cemetery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg (Dobbin House Tavern & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Washington DC route maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
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3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Downtown Frederick and Shriver House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to George Washington's Mount Vernon and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Go for a jaunt from Arlington to Coltons Point to see St. Clement's Island Museum about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planner.

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. In December, daytime highs in Arlington are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chantilly.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Historic Downtown Frederick, St. Clement's Island Museum, Shriver House Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

3
nights
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Popular historic sites such as Antietam National Battlefield and Ox Hill Battlefield Park are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Sully Historic Site. Explore Chantilly's surroundings by going to National Sporting Library & Museum (in Middleburg) and Harpers Ferry (John Brown's Fort, White Hall Tavern, &more). It doesn't end there: hone your skills at Inside Ski Training Center.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chantilly tour itinerary planning app.

Chantilly is very close to Arlington. Traveling from Arlington in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Chantilly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Chantilly

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, National Sporting Library & Museum, Inside Ski Training Center, Antietam National Battlefield
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
White Hall Tavern ©
White Hall Tavern

2
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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 18th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally stop by Life On A Sandbar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head visit planner.

You can fly from Chantilly to Nags Head in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Chantilly in December, expect Nags Head to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston holiday maker app.

Fly from Nags Head to Charleston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Nags Head, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Old Fort Jackson. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olde Pink House and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Coligny Beach (in Hilton Head) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary site.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Savannah sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, approximately Scottsmoor away. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip tool.

Drive from Savannah to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Savannah in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, St. Augustine Beach, Ormond Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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