52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
drive:  5 h
1
Cumberland Island
— 2 nights
car:  10 h
2
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Charleston
— 4 nights
drive:  8 h 30 min
4
Oak Island
— 2 nights
drive:  11 h
5
Rodanthe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Haymarket
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Asheville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Vidalia
— 2 nights
drive:  9 h
14
Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
15
Emerald Isle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
16
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Tampa, Florida

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Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island ©
An unspoiled paradise of dense maritime forests, salt marshes, mudflats, tidal creeks, and wide sandy beaches, Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off Georgia coast.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plum Orchard Mansion.

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

Tampa to Cumberland Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Historic Sites
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Plum Orchard Mansion ©
Plum Orchard Mansion

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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 Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Beaufort (Hunting Island State Park & Pat Conroy Literary Center). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and putt your heart out at Legendary Golf.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head journey builder .

Explore your travel options from Cumberland Island to Hilton Head with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Beaufort
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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Charleston

Charleston ©
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, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, make a trip to Charleston City Market, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Oak Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Oak Island Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, then stop by Haag and Sons Seafood, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Oak Island Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oak Island journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Charleston to Oak Island. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Oak Island

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse
Oak Island Pier ©
Oak Island Pier

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Rodanthe

Rodanthe ©
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Rodanthe Pier, kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mattamuskeet.

Start your trip to Rodanthe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oak Island to Rodanthe. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Lake Mattamuskeet
Highlights from your plan

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip app .

You can drive from Rodanthe to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Haymarket.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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Haymarket

Haymarket ©
Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville). And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park, and see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Haymarket trip maker.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Haymarket by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Virginia Beach in October, Haymarket is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Haymarket

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Luray, Winchester, Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Haymarket to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. In October in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Sarah P. Duke Gardens (in Durham) and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, stroll around Pullen Park, and examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Raleigh are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia (Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, &more). The adventure continues: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, and walk around Freedom Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary site .

Getting from Raleigh to Charlotte by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Charlotte are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Columbia, Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, PuckerButt Pepper Company
Highlights from your plan
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Sugarlands Distilling Company, & more) and Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Wed) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Asheville online trip builder .

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Charlotte, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing

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Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Georgia, explore the world behind art at Georgia Museum of Art, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sandy Creek Nature Center, meet the residents at Bear Hollow Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and finally snap pictures at Elder Mill Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens journey website .

You can drive from Asheville to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Asheville in October, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vidalia.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Elder Mill Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
State Botanical Garden of Georgia ©
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Room Escape Games
Sandy Creek Nature Center ©
Sandy Creek Nature Center

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Vidalia

Vidalia ©
Vidalia is a city located primarily in Toombs County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty of McRae and then admire the majestic nature at Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guido Gardens, walk around George L. Smith Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Chapel of Santa Claus, and finally ponder the world of politics at City hall of Santa Claus.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vidalia trip website .

Drive from Athens to Vidalia in 3 hours. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vidalia, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Vidalia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

McRae-Helena, Lyons, Splash in The Boro, Guido Gardens, George L. Smith Park
Highlights from your plan
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge ©
Guido Gardens ©
Guido Gardens
George L. Smith Park ©
George L. Smith Park

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Jekyll Island side-trips: Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, Christ Church, & more). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, and steep yourself in history at Horton House Ruins.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jekyll Island day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vidalia to Jekyll Island. Traveling from Vidalia in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Jekyll Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle ©
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Emerald Isle side-trips: Beaufort (North Carolina Maritime Museum & Island Express Ferry Service), Surf City (Topsail Island, Shipwreck Point Golf, &more) and Jacksonville (The Smash Shack & Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, walk around Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC, and stop by Wings Beachwear.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Emerald Isle travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jekyll Island to Emerald Isle. In October, daily temperatures in Emerald Isle can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Surf City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Jacksonville, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

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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 3rd (Tue): take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield and then cool off at Water Country USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Emerald Isle to Williamsburg. November in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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