17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
1
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Murrells Inlet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Tampa

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night
Tampa

Tampa
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tampa. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toHuntsville.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead and Cathedral Caverns State Park. On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Huntsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in October, expect Huntsville to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedral Caverns State Park, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
You've now added Luray Caverns to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Skyline Drive and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luray online visit planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Luray by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Luray due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Huntsville in October, expect Luray to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

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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 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and finally contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online route builder .

Traveling by car from Luray to Williamsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in October since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

2
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.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Pittsburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 48°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Murrells Inlet.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

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night
Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet is an unincorporated area and census-designated place straddling the line between Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina, United States. To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Murrells Inlet online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Murrells Inlet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in October: high temperatures in Murrells Inlet hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. You'll set off for Charleston on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Murrells Inlet

Outdoors Tours Parks

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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and then learn about all things military at Patriots Point. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree and then steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Murrells Inlet to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree

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nights
Hilton Head

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.
The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toKnoxville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cades Cove and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Kids will enjoy Zipline and Gentle Barn. Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: The Old Mill (in Pigeon Forge) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail).

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

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Knoxville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in October, Knoxville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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