20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday builder

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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Emerald Isle
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Cocoa Beach
— 2 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach, make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

Martinsburg to Williamsburg is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Martinsburg in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Williamsburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Emerald Isle.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Emerald Isle

— 2 nights
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC, stroll through The Point, then take in the waterfront at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, and finally look for gifts at The Sweet Spot.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Emerald Isle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Emerald Isle in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect nights in Emerald Isle to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Mole Hole, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach tour website.

Traveling by car from Emerald Isle to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. July in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): gain insight at Flagler College, then make a trip to St. George Street, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, then admire the striking features of Old Jail, and finally get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine day trip website.

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Cocoa Beach

— 2 nights
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Cocoa Beach is known for adventure, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Cocoa Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach, and take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cocoa Beach trip planning site.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Cocoa Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Cocoa Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Sanibel Island Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, make a trip to Times Square, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the exciting artwork at The Islander, Gift Gallery & Boutique.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Myers Beach visit planner.

You can drive from Cocoa Beach to Fort Myers Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 22nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West sightseeing planner.

Drive from Fort Myers Beach to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Myers Beach in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.