13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Asheville
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Atlanta
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Savannah
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Charleston
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Wrightsville Beach
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Charlotte
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Virginia Beach
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Kitty Hawk
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Williamsburg
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Atlantic City
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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Colin's Creatures, then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asheville road trip tool.

Toms River to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September in Asheville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then play a few rounds at East Lake Golf Club.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Atlanta. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 27th (Mon), wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally look for gifts at Aleksandra's Gift Shop. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Compline at Christ Church Anglican, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally make a trip to Historic River Street.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savannah itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods

Charleston

— 2 nights
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 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, and then hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Joe Riley Waterfront Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston planning site.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Wrightsville Beach

— 2 nights
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, then pick up some local products at Motts Channel Seafood, and finally kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): tee off at Castle Bay Country Club, don't miss a visit to Surf City Pier, and then take in the waterfront at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wrightsville Beach attractions planning site.

You can drive from Charleston to Wrightsville Beach in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Wrightsville Beach can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip builder.

Getting from Wrightsville Beach to Charlotte by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Wrightsville Beach in October, plan for little chillier nights in Charlotte, with lows around 51°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Virginia Beach

The Resort City

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip maker app.

You can fly from Charlotte to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Kitty Hawk

— 1 day
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. On the 3rd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monument to a Century of Flight, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, then stop by Super Wings, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kitty Hawk online trip maker.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Kitty Hawk in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Williamsburg

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.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kitty Hawk to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kitty Hawk in October, Williamsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. You will leave for Atlantic City on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Atlantic City

— 1 day

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 4th (Mon), try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, then try your luck at Borgata Casino, and then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip itinerary website.

Getting from Williamsburg to Atlantic City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Williamsburg in October, with highs in Atlantic City at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.

Jersey Shore travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks
For All Seasons
The crown jewel of the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Shore is famous for its many boardwalks and amusement parks offering hundreds of rides and attractions. For many New Jersey natives, going "down the shore" is a weekly habit, though this 200 km (120 mi) stretch of coastline attracts more than just locals. The region is a growing favorite with foreign visitors on vacation, drawn by its rich assortment of places to visit, including beaches, shops, and restaurants. The shore's many oceanfront communities, each with a different character and flavor, range from vibrant resorts entirely dedicated to gambling and clubbing, to small towns known primarily for quieter, family-oriented activities.