30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Wheeling
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, then have fun at Oglebay Park, and then look for gifts at Cabela's. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wheeling trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Wheeling is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Wheeling is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Greenville (West End, Dark Corner Distillery, &more) and Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with BREW-ed, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Asheville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Wheeling in December, expect Asheville to be a bit warmer, temps between 54°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation tool.

Drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in December, expect Charleston to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savannah sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Savannah are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Orlando

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: DeLand (Stetson Mansion, Stetson University, &more). Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Savannah to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West day trip tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Atlanta

— 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Key West to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in December; daily highs in Atlanta reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg and then contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Williamsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Williamsburg in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, then admire the natural beauty at Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, and then stop by Hampden. On your second day here, engage your brain at System Source Computer Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip builder site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandy Hollow.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington vacation planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Wilmington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Baltimore in December, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums

Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
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.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.