11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Charleston
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
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Ocracoke
— 3 nights
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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Clay Center, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, then admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll around Culture Center, try to win big at Mardi Gras Casino, and then examine the collection at Mothman Museum.

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Joliet to Charleston is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joliet in April: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 70°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Richmond.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond

— 3 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and finally look for gifts at For the Love of Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building, find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery.

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You can fly from Charleston to Richmond in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Richmond, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll set off for Corolla on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Drive from Richmond to Corolla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. April in Corolla sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Kitty Hawk

— 1 night
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Super Wings.

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You can drive from Corolla to Kitty Hawk in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Kitty Hawk are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Ocracoke

— 3 nights
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Ocracoke is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Ocracoke Pony Pens, take in the waterfront activity at Anchorage Marina, and get great views at Outer Banks National Scenic Byway.

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You can drive from Kitty Hawk to Ocracoke in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.