12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
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Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
End: Tampa

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Tampa

Tampa
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tampa. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toKey West.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Tampa in December, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then take a stroll through Ocean Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine holiday planner .

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and car from Miami to St. Augustine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, St. Augustine is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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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.
On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Atlantic Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jacksonville online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Jacksonville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from St. Augustine in December since evenings lows in Jacksonville dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, choose your vessel at Compass Sailing, LLC, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savannah online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Jacksonville to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in December, you will find days in Savannah are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
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Compass Sailing, LLC ©
Compass Sailing, LLC
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ©
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Charleston

Charleston ©
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 12th (Wed): stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston route planner.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Charleston sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Charleston

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

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Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk ©
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes, then see the interesting displays at Wild Horse Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kitty Hawk trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Charleston to Kitty Hawk in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kitty Hawk, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Stpre
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Outer Banks Old Time Photos ©
Outer Banks Old Time Photos

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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 14th (Fri), engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kitty Hawk to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Virginia Beach when traveling from Kitty Hawk in December, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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