49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Cumberland Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
New Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Rodanthe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Haymarket
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Asheville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
13
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
14
Vidalia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
15
Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
16
Crystal River, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plum Orchard Mansion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cumberland Island holiday site .

Tampa to Cumberland Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. In September in Cumberland Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. You'll set off for Hilton Head on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plum Orchard Mansion ©
Plum Orchard Mansion

3
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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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cumberland Island to Hilton Head. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

4
nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planning website .

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

4
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum ©
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): test your team's savvy at Bear Towne Escape Room and then get a taste of the local shopping with Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

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Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to New Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. September in New Bern sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Macon State Park, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC
Highlights from your plan
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
Bear Towne Escape Room ©
Bear Towne Escape Room

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe sightseeing tool .

Drive from New Bern to Rodanthe in 3 hours. In September in Rodanthe, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri): stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store and then make a splash at Water Country USA. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg planner.

You can drive from Rodanthe to Williamsburg in 3 hours. In October in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haymarket.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

11
nights
Haymarket

Haymarket ©
Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haymarket: Harpers Ferry (The Point & Harpers Ferry National Historical Park), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Fredericksburg (St George's Episcopal Church, The Rising Sun Tavern, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Rocking S Ranch, explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, and Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Haymarket journey planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Haymarket in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, expect Haymarket to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Haymarket

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Luray, Winchester, Manassas, Harpers Ferry
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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Haymarket to Charlottesville in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time 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

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Memorial Bell Tower, and finally stroll around Pullen Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Raleigh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): engage your brain at Discovery Place Science and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

PuckerButt Pepper Company
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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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: Gatlinburg (Zipline, Fowler's Clay Works, &more), Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Biltmore, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

Plan a trip to Asheville easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in October: highs in Asheville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Asheville in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vidalia.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
State Botanical Garden of Georgia ©
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Bear Hollow Zoo ©
Bear Hollow Zoo

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Vidalia

Vidalia
Vidalia is a city located primarily in Toombs County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Chapel of Santa Claus and then contemplate the long history of City hall of Santa Claus.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vidalia trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Athens to Vidalia in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vidalia when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Vidalia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lyons

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Driftwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Brewery Ruins Horton-duBignon House duBignon Cemetery, examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jekyll Island day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Vidalia to Jekyll Island with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jekyll Island when traveling from Vidalia in October, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Crystal River, Florida

Crystal River ©
The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Change things up with these side-trips from Crystal River: Gainesville (University of Florida Bat House, Butterfly Rainforest, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Three Sisters Springs, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the activities along Crystal River.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Crystal River trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Crystal River in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Gainesville
Highlights from your plan
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest

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