31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Amelia Island
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Atlantic Beach
— 2 nights
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Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
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Haymarket
— 9 nights
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Lynchburg
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Helen
— 1 night
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Augusta
— 1 night
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Jekyll Island
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Amelia Island

— 2 nights
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fernandina Beach, sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and then steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Amelia Island Museum of History, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amelia Island online visit planner.

Tampa to Amelia Island is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Amelia Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Historic Sites · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Chocolates by the Sea, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and finally indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to Hilton Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and then stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then make a trip to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip builder tool.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Myrtle Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Atlantic Beach

— 2 nights
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum and then don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Oceanana Pier & Pier House Restaurant, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and finally stop by Wings Beachwear.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlantic Beach visit planning app.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Atlantic Beach in 3.5 hours. September in Atlantic Beach sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kitty Hawk

— 2 nights
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Outer Banks Yoga, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight, and then look for gifts at Super Wings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kitty Hawk day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Atlantic Beach to Kitty Hawk in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kitty Hawk can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haymarket.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Haymarket

— 9 nights
Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Markham (Stribling Orchard & Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards), Delaplane (Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, &more) and Hume (Philip Carter Winery & Desert Rose Ranch & Winery). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery On Madison, do a tasting at Narmada Winery, see the interesting displays at National Sporting Library & Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Haymarket sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kitty Hawk to Haymarket takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kitty Hawk in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Haymarket, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Haymarket

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lynchburg

— 2 nights
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Caverns At Natural Bridge and then stroll through Natural Bridge State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Old City Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lynchburg road trip site.

Traveling by car from Haymarket to Lynchburg takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lynchburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville is known for museums, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Lynchburg to Asheville in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Helen

— 1 night

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, then learn about winemaking at Habersham Vineyards & Winery, then look for gifts at Betty's Country Store, and finally examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helen day trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Helen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Helen sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Augusta.

Things to do in Helen

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Augusta

— 1 night
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Meadow Garden, then see the interesting displays at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Augusta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helen to Augusta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Helen in October, expect Augusta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Augusta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, stop by Jekyll Island Historic District, and grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Jekyll Island day trip planning website.

You can drive from Augusta to Jekyll Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. October in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails