13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Richmond
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 17th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to St. Augustine is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kansas City in September, St. Augustine is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah visit planning site .

Getting from St. Augustine to Savannah by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Savannah sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

1
night
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 19th (Thu): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Ghost & Vampire Tours

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 20th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, learn about all things military at Warbird Park, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Brookgreen Gardens
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Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Warbird Park ©
Warbird Park

1
night
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
On the 21st (Sat), browse for treasures at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, examine the collection at The Hill House, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and finally enjoy the sea views from Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Myrtle Beach to Norfolk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Norfolk are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
The Hill House ©
The Hill House
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio ©
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Norfolk to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Richmond.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Mariners' Museum & Park
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cold Harbor National Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally explore the world behind art at ARTWORKS Studios & Galleries.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Richmond online journey planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Richmond by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cold Harbor National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Cold Harbor National Cemetery ©
Cold Harbor National Cemetery

4
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier. You'll explore and learn at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and The Rising Sun Tavern. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Aquia Episcopal Church (in Stafford), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, get engrossed in the history at James Madison Museum, learn about all things military at Vietnam War Foundation Museum, and take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Staunton, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, James Madison's Montpelier, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Vietnam War Foundation Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Monticello ©
Monticello

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