18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday builder

Make it your trip
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Miami
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Miami due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Miami Beach is known for beaches, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach holiday planning app.

Miami Beach is very close to Miami. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, get a dose of the wild on Florida Airboat Rides, and then try out the rides at Cubo Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Swimming Hall of Fame, then head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale journey planner.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bryson City.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters. On your second day here, explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, then take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City planning website.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Bryson City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, Bryson City is little chillier than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. August in Asheville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, then stroll around The Valle Crucis Community Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock road trip planning tool.

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, things will get slightly colder in Blowing Rock: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Raleigh.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get outside with Capital Area Greenway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally trek along Neuse River Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh journey planning website.

Fly from Blowing Rock to Raleigh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in August, with highs in Raleigh at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 14th (Sat), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get interesting insight from Back Country Safari Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corolla route maker app.

Drive from Raleigh to Corolla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.