12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Charlotte
— 1 day
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Sunset Beach
— 1 day
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Charlotte
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Charlotte — 1 day

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip planning website.

Munich, Germany to Charlotte is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Charlotte reach 58°F and lows reach 38°F. You'll set off for Fayetteville on the 26th (Mon).
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Fayetteville — 1 night

Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Fayetteville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You will leave for Washington DC on the 27th (Tue).
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fayetteville to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Fayetteville in December, plan for little chillier days in Washington DC, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey builder site.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 1 night

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park travel route builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 1 night

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville road trip planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Fayetteville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Fayetteville: highs are around 54°F and lows about 33°F. You will leave for Sunset Beach on the 4th (Wed).
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Sunset Beach — 1 day

Sunset Beach is a seaside town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. On the 4th (Wed), try your luck at Big M Casino, then don't miss a visit to Kindred Spirit Mailbox, then look for gifts at Sunset Beach Trading Company, and finally walk around Sunset Beach Waterfront Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sunset Beach visit planner.

Getting from Fayetteville to Sunset Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. January in Sunset Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 1 night

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fayetteville trip planner.

Getting from Sunset Beach to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Charlotte on the 5th (Thu).
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Charlotte

The Queen City

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum.

To plan Charlotte vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Fayetteville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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