13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Concord
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Concord
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Southport
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Concord

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Concord

Concord ©
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Carter Hill Orchard, admire the masterpieces at Kimball-Jenkins Estate, ponder the world of politics at New Hampshire State House, then stop by Granite State Candy Shoppe, and finally relax in the rural setting at Charmingfare Farm.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Concord route planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Concord. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Charmingfare Farm
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Kimball-Jenkins Estate ©
Kimball-Jenkins Estate
New Hampshire State House ©
New Hampshire State House
Carter Hill Orchard ©
Carter Hill Orchard

1
night
New York City

New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Concord to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Concord - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. You'll set off for Raleigh on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Keep things going the next day: get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh vacation planner.

Getting from New York City to Raleigh by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Raleigh, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Room Escape Games
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, then admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then look for gifts at The Hidden Countship.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Raleigh to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in October, Charleston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Southport.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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nights
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Artshak Studio and Gallery, then stop by Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Sunset Beach Waterfront Park, stop by Callahan's of Calabash, then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach, then view the masterpieces at Franklin Square Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Southport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. October in Southport sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Southport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Callahan's of Calabash, Oak Island Beach, Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach Waterfront Park ©
Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
Callahan's of Calabash ©
Callahan's of Calabash
Artshak Studio and Gallery ©
Artshak Studio and Gallery

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Southport to Kill Devil Hills in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nags Head
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: Blackwater Distilling & Tavern (in Stevensville), U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Air Mobility Command Museum, take an in-depth tour of Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Neild Museum and Herb Garden, and don't miss a visit to Choptank River Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip planner .

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Cambridge in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kill Devil Hills in October since evenings lows in Cambridge dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, U.S. Naval Academy, Air Mobility Command Museum, The Oxford Museum
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ocean City trip builder website .

You can drive from Cambridge to Ocean City in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Casinos Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Borgata Casino
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Downtown Ocean City ©
Downtown Ocean City
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach

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