26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Orlando
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Hampton
— 4 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Manassas
— 1 night
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Reston
— 1 night
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Leesburg
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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.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando driving holiday planner.

San Francisco to Orlando is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 89°F and lows about 74°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 1 night

St. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Oldest House Museum Complex, brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, then explore the world behind art at Tiny Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medieval Torture Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at American Prohibition Museum and First African Baptist Church. Davenport House Museum and Webb Military Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and shop like a local with Savannah Historic District.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savannah tour planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, then contemplate the long history of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilton Head day trip website.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Charleston Museum and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael's Church and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, steep yourself in history at Heyward-Washington House, get engrossed in the history at H.L. Hunley Submarine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston holiday planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Durham.
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Durham — 2 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Duke Homestead, contemplate the long history of Stagville State Historic Site, and then make a trip to Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Duke Lemur Center, then steep yourself in history at Bennett Place Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Ayr Mount Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durham day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Durham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Durham when traveling from Charleston in September, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hampton.
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Hampton — 4 nights

Hampton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore hidden gems such as Isle of Wight County Museum and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Let the collections at Air Power Park and MacArthur Memorial capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Smithfield (The Christmas Store & 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse) and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum (in Portsmouth). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hermitage Museum and Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Bluebird Gap Farm, hike along The Noland Trail, and snap pictures at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hampton trip maker.

Traveling by car from Durham to Hampton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Hampton, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Richmond on the 19th (Mon).
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Richmond — 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Confederate War Memorial Chapel, and then do a tasting at Blue Bee Cider. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Richmond Raceway, then take in nature's colorful creations at Agecroft Hall & Gardens, and then take a stroll through Short Pump Mall.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond attractions planning app.

You can drive from Hampton to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Manassas.
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Manassas — 1 night

Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Catholic Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Mayfield Civil War Fort, and finally learn about winemaking at Paradise Springs Winery.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Manassas trip site.

Drive from Richmond to Manassas in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Manassas when traveling from Richmond in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reston.
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Reston — 1 night

Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Artinsights Animation And Film Art Gallery, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reston trip planner.

Drive from Manassas to Reston in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Reston are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Leesburg.
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Leesburg — 5 nights

Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Get some cultural insight at Doukenie Winery and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antietam National Cemetery and St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leesburg: Harpers Ferry (Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, see the interesting displays at National Sporting Library & Museum, take in the history at Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, and stroll through Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Leesburg online trip maker.

Leesburg is just a short distance from Reston. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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