17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
2
Savannah
— 4 nights
3
Charleston
— 5 nights
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Lazy 5 Ranch and Hendrick Motorsports Complex. Appreciate the collections at NASCAR Hall of Fame and Carolinas Aviation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Levine Museum of the New South, see where the action happens at The Bank of America Stadium, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlotte trip maker tool.

San Luis Obispo to Charlotte is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Luis Obispo to Charlotte is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Charlotte when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The Lazy 5 Ranch
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch
Levine Museum of the New South ©
Levine Museum of the New South

4
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and American Prohibition Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Speed Boats Tours, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, stroll through Andrew Low House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Savannah, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of the city life by going to Angel Oak Tree and The Center for Birds of Prey. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Edisto Island (Edisto Beach State Park & Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip website.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Edisto Island, Angel Oak Tree, Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Fort Moultrie
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Washington DC

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum & Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip builder.

You can fly from Charleston to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in September, Washington DC is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore, U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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