29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
North Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Birmingham

7
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to New York City. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
days
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Asheville travel website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Asheville

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blueridge Parkway, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Falls Park on the Reedy
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Blueridge Parkway ©
Blueridge Parkway

1
day
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
On the 27th (Thu), trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asheville to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

4
days
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Aiken-Rhett House and Fort Sumter National Monument. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Isle of Palms County Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Charleston holiday planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Isle of Palms County Park
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House

2
days
North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a coastal resort city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure and then tour the water at your own pace with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Crescent Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a North Myrtle Beach trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in North Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure

2
days
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. On the 5th (Fri), do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Carolina National Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beaches.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington attractions planner .

You can drive from North Myrtle Beach to Wilmington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Island Beaches, Carolina National Golf Club, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Oak Island Beaches ©
Oak Island Beaches

7
days
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.
Get outdoors at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Tidal Basin. National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Sharpsburg to see Antietam National Battlefield about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at Newseum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Wilmington to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Wilmington in October, plan for slightly colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Antietam National Battlefield
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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