16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Canton
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bryson City
— 1 night
+4
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  6​h
8
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Cleveland

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online route planner .

Cleveland to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, and then cool off at Oceancity Watersports. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Assateague Island National Seashore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ocean City trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Ocean City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Assateague Island National Seashore ©

2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then experience rural life at Island Farm, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nags Head trip maker .

You can drive from Ocean City to Nags Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coquina Beach, Island Farm, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jennette's Pier ©
Jennette's Pier

2
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Salvo Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach, and then savor the flavors at Harbor House Seafood.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island visit planner .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. August in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haulover ©
Haulover
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier

2
nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Books to Be Red, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach, and then stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Springers Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ocracoke trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Beach ©
Ocracoke Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

1
day
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is the second largest town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of World Methodist Museum, then stop by Sunburst Market, then stop by Mast General Store, and finally cruise along Blueridge Parkway.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Canton online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Canton takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ocracoke in August, Canton is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Canton

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Waynesville, World Methodist Museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
World Methodist Museum ©
World Methodist Museum
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 19th (Sun), hop aboard Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bryson City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Canton to Bryson City in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bryson City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Lauderdale Beach and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. When in Miami, make a side trip to see Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and admire all the interesting features of American Airlines Arena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miami sightseeing tool .

Do a combination of car, flight, and train from Bryson City to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryson City in August: high temperatures in Miami hover around 91°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Miami Beach Boardwalk ©
Miami Beach Boardwalk

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