15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In May, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Visit Coligny Beach and Driessen Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New York City to Hilton Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Hilton Head is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church, make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Asheville.

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
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in May; daily highs in Asheville reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get in touch with nature at Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. Change things up with these side-trips from Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (in Pigeon Forge) and Zipline (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning app .

Take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Zipline, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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