20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
North Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Charleston

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Charleston

Charleston ©
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): stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach and then identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dewees Island, identify plant and animal life at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with One Of A Kind.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charleston. In January, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caw Caw Interpretive Center, The Center for Birds of Prey, Dewees Island, Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Caw Caw Interpretive Center ©
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Dewees Island ©
Dewees Island

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hilton Head Island Birding Trail and Alder Lane Beach Access. You'll get in some beach time at Coligny Beach and Folly Field Beach Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Islanders Beach Park, get outside with HHI Jet Pack, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Disney.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in January, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Visiting Niagara Wine Trail USA and Genesee Country Village & Museum will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Venture out of the city with trips to Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga) and Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center (in West Seneca). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, shop like a local with One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls", steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°F and lows about 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 Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Walden Galleria Mall, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo will get you outdoors. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in January, with highs in New York City at 40°F and lows at 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Cape May

Cape May ©
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): kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, then examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape May day trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. February in Cape May sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape May Bird Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, grab your bike and head to Jackson River, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder .

Drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Jackson River
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): savor the flavors at La Belle Amie Vineyard, look for gifts at Callahan's of Calabash, then examine the collection at Ingram Planetarium, then kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, and finally do a tasting at Duplin Winery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the North Myrtle Beach holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to North Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect North Myrtle Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 40°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Callahan's of Calabash, Ingram Planetarium, La Belle Amie Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure
La Belle Amie Vineyard ©
La Belle Amie Vineyard
Ingram Planetarium ©
Ingram Planetarium