17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cumberland Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Jekyll Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
North Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Carolina Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
New Bern
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Mountain Park and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Comet Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Fox Theatre.

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

Minneapolis to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Atlanta is warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Cumberland Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Silver Comet Trail
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island
An unspoiled paradise of dense maritime forests, salt marshes, mudflats, tidal creeks, and wide sandy beaches, Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off Georgia coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cumberland Island National Seashore.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cumberland Island vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atlanta to Cumberland Island. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Cumberland Island at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Tours Historic Sites

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Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Horton House Ruins.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cumberland Island to Jekyll Island with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cumberland Island in December: high temperatures in Jekyll Island hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Horton House Ruins ©
Horton House Ruins

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Take a break from the city and head to Wormsloe Historic Site and Tybee Island Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mickve Israel Temple and Davenport House Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, steep yourself in history at Sorrel Weed House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip generator.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island Beach, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Nash Gallery, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then do a tasting at Island Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head vacation trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Driessen Beach Park ©
Driessen Beach Park
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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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 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, then take an in-depth tour of The Charleston Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January in Charleston, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

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North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Grove Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holden Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Windy Hill Beach, learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barefoot Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the North Myrtle Beach online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In January, North Myrtle Beach is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carolina Beach.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Holden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery
Windy Hill Beach ©
Windy Hill Beach

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Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then take in the history at Moores Creek National Battlefield. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Fear River, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Brunswick County Jail Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carolina Beach trip itinerary builder.

Getting from North Myrtle Beach to Carolina Beach by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Carolina Beach are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Carolina Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilmington, Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Moore's Creek National Battlefield ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at New Bern Firemen's Museum, take an in-depth tour of North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and finally indulge your taste buds at Bear City Fudge Company.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Bern trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carolina Beach to New Bern takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in New Bern are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in New Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
New Bern Fireman's Museum ©
New Bern Fireman's Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through SouthPark, then steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Billy Graham Library, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte vacation builder.

You can fly from New Bern to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Muddy River Distillery
Highlights from your plan
SouthPark ©
SouthPark
Muddy River Distillery ©
Muddy River Distillery

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