12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Denver

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 10th (Tue), get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip website .

Denver to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in New Orleans, with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
day
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 13th (Fri), do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kartona The Electric Speedway.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip website .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville tour planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Jacksonville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Historic Savannah Theatre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ghost & Vampire Tours

1
night
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, don't miss a visit to H. L. Hunley, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Battle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and finally look for gifts at Old Books on Front Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Wilmington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

3
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get your bearings at Library of Congress.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then make a trip to Naval Aviation Monument, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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Getting from Washington DC to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

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