12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 3 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Step out of Harpers Ferry to go to Middleburg and see Greenhill Winery and Vineyards, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery, take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in December, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 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 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charleston driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Harpers Ferry to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Harpers Ferry in December; daily highs in Charleston reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Go for a jaunt from Miami to Everglades National Park to see Shark Valley Visitor Center about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami online trip planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Charleston, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Mammoth Cave National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Mammoth Cave National Park reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches

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.