20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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North Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey. On your second day here, head off the coast to Dewees Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at One Of A Kind.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charleston. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alder Lane Beach Access and Driessen Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Coligny Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Field Beach Park, head outdoors with HHI Jet Pack, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stroll around Islanders Beach Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hilton Head attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Discovery Cove.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hilton Head in January, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll explore and learn at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Genesee Country Village & Museum. Attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, and get all the information you need at One Niagara Welcome Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Niagara Falls is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 32°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Head to Fifth Avenue and Astro Gallery of Gemsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in January, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°F and 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, then learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape May road trip tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cape May are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and Jackson River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Washington DC are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. On the 6th (Wed), savor the flavors at La Belle Amie Vineyard, stop by Callahan's of Calabash, then see the interesting displays at Ingram Planetarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach, and finally do a tasting at Duplin Winery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the North Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to North Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in North Myrtle Beach at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.