34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
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Savannah
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Charleston
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Williamsburg
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Washington DC
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Baltimore
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Mystic
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Newport
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Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Hilton Head Helicopter, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Congregation Mickve Israel, make a trip to Historic River Street, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip builder tool.

Meridian to Savannah is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Meridian in January since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Charleston.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charleston online itinerary planner.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Williamsburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Smithfield (Windsor Castle Park & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and get curious at Virginia Living Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg road trip planning site.

You can fly from Charleston to Williamsburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in January; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 50°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Washington DC — 6 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in January: highs in Washington DC hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Baltimore.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Baltimore — 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Torsk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.
Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Philadelphia is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and don't miss a visit to Logan Circle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Side Trip

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: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mystic — 2 nights

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): meet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Slater Memorial Museum, and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge, then stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, and then take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Mystic to be slightly colder, temps between 39°F and 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.
Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos
Side Trips

Newport — 3 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
When in Newport, make a side trip to see Colt State Park in Bristol, approximately Bristol away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, stroll through Fort Adams State Park, get a bird's-eye view with Newport Helicopter Tours, and admire the striking features of Marble House.

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Drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in February, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

4.4
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

4.3
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

4.6
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.

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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.