30 days in East Coast of USA & New Orleans Itinerary

30 days in East Coast of USA & New Orleans Itinerary

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Asheville
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine). And it doesn't end there: squeeze the most out of the city with BREW-ed, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Instant Karma Asheville, and head outdoors with Brookside Guides.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip site.

Durham to Asheville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. December in Asheville sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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Greenville

Greenville ©

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, then get into the urban bustle at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Greenville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in December, Greenville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery ©
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, walk around New Orleans City Park, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site.

You can fly from Atlanta to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Florida Keys Kayaks and Eco Tours in Summerland Key, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Key West trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Key West Fishing Connection ©
Key West Fishing Connection
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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Orlando

Orlando ©

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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, stroll around Central Park, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orlando itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Hilton Head

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online attractions planner.

Drive from Orlando to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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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 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then shop like a local with Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, admire the masterpieces at Principle Gallery Charleston, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Elite Escape Games.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston tour app.

Traveling by bus from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Charleston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Elite Escape Games ©
Elite Escape Games
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Photography Tours

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planning website.

Fly from Charleston to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in December, with highs in New York City at 48°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Central Park ©
Central Park
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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