12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Greensboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Seagrove
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC holiday planner .

Newark to Washington DC is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. In December in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. You'll set off for Charlotte on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Wineries

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Romare Bearden Park and then examine the collection at Mint Museum Uptown.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shenandoah National Park to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Shenandoah National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mint Museum Uptown ©
Mint Museum Uptown
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Jump Off Rock, have fun and explore at Hands On! Children's Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Henderson Heritage Museum, and finally stop by Vessel.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville tour planning website .

Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Greenville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Jump Off Rock
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Fluor Field at the WestEnd ©
Fluor Field at the WestEnd
Henderson Heritage Museum ©
Henderson Heritage Museum

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Centennial Olympic Park, then admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip builder tool .

Getting from Greenville to Atlanta by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Greensboro.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife

Side Trip

Buford Highway Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Room Escape Games
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Kersey Valley Spooky Woods, then contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, then engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Ambleside Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Greensboro journey planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Greensboro by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta in December, Greensboro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seagrove.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Conservators Center, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Kersey Valley Spooky Woods
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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Seagrove

Seagrove ©
Seagrove is a town in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Uwharrie Crystalline, admire the majestic nature at Morrow Mountain State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at N.C. Aviation Museum, and finally snap pictures at Pisgah Covered Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seagrove itinerary planning site .

Getting from Greensboro to Seagrove by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seagrove

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asheboro, Morrow Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Richland Creek Canopy Tours ©
Richland Creek Canopy Tours
Pisgah Covered Bridge ©
Pisgah Covered Bridge
Morrow Mountain State Park ©
Morrow Mountain State Park

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