12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 1 day
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
4
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  3​h
6
Key West
— 3 nights
End: Atlanta

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Atlanta. In December, daytime highs in Atlanta are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Second African Baptist Church, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House, and finally look for gifts at The Olfactory Company.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Jacksonville National Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Jacksonville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in December: highs in Jacksonville hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville National Cemetery ©
Jacksonville National Cemetery
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Perfect Gifts South Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Wolfsonian - Florida International University and Agustin Gainza Arts and Tavern. Step out of Miami Beach with an excursion to Aventura Mall in Aventura--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, make a trip to Ocean Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach itinerary planner .

Getting from Jacksonville to Miami Beach by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In December, Miami Beach is a bit warmer than Jacksonville - with highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aventura Mall, Agustin Gainza Arts and Tavern
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

Plan a Key West trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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