10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Virginia Beach
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Virginia Beach at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.
Highlights from your trip

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg.

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You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

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 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then stroll around Freedom Park.

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You can fly from Williamsburg to Charlotte in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Charlotte sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Asheville

— 1 night

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 8th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of Biltmore, and then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville road trip planning site.

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Asheville to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in March, expect Hilton Head to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation planning site.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, and then make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): engage your brain at Clay Center, then get curious at Avampato Discovery Museum, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charleston itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in March, expect Charleston to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Louisville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Louisville, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · 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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.