22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Charleston
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Williamsburg
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Niagara Falls
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Baltimore
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Asheville
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Orlando
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Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta online day trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Atlanta is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Curitiba to Atlanta. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect nights in Atlanta to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.
Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Charleston — 2 nights

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 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, and then walk around James Island County Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Williamsburg.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg and then contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Charleston to Williamsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In December, Williamsburg is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Philadelphia.
Historic Sites · Museums

Philadelphia — 3 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Philadelphia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Williamsburg in December, expect nights in Philadelphia to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City route planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Niagara Falls — 1 night

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Niagara Falls at 3°C and lows at -3°C. You'll set off for Baltimore on the 31st (Sat).
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Baltimore — 1 night

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum and then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore holiday builder website.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Baltimore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in December: high temperatures in Baltimore hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Asheville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 2nd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and then savor the flavors at BREW-ed. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, then go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Asheville day trip planning site.

Getting from Baltimore to Asheville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Asheville, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Orlando — 5 nights

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.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Stetson Mansion in DeLand, approximately DeLand away. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Orlando route planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is much warmer than Asheville - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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.

South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Maryland travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · 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.

Florida travel guide

4.3
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.