16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Lake George
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Hilton Head
— 6 nights


Lake George

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then make a splash at Water Slide World, then play a few rounds at Gooney Golf, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oscar's Smoke House. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lake George is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Take a break from the city and head to U.S. National Arboretum and Tidal Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

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Traveling by flight from Lake George to Washington DC takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake George in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums


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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Bounce House & Laser Tag, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally contemplate the long history of George Wythe House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Edisto Beach State Park and The Church of the Cross. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Folly Field Beach Park. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Saint Helena Island (Octopuses, Penn Center, &more), The Point (in Beaufort) and Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area (in Edisto Island). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, make a trip to Fort Mitchel, enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, and walk around Driessen Beach Park.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Hilton Head by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.