12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 day
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 day
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Vivo Day Spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder.

Princeton to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Spas · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 26th (Sat), make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online route planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Harpers Ferry in December, with highs in Williamsburg at 56°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
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Asheville

— 1 day

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip planning site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Asheville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Tours · Parks · Spas

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 28th (Mon), meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium and then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Asheville in December, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Nightlife

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

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.
On the 29th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Wildlife Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West journey builder tool.

Drive from Atlanta to Key West in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Atlanta in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and tee off at Grande Vista Golf Club.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sacred Willow Spa, identify plant and animal life at Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach route maker tool.

Getting from Orlando to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 56°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.