43 days in Continental USA Itinerary

43 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Fly to Atlanta, Shuttle to Calhoun, Taxi to Blue Ridge
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Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 5 nights
Taxi
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Charleston
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
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Key West
— 6 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Blue Ridge

— 3 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Explore Blue Ridge's surroundings by going to Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont), VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee) and CeNita Vineyards and Winery (in Cleveland). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Crane Creek Vineyards and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing.

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San Francisco to Blue Ridge is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. September in Blue Ridge sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley), Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, and sample the tasty concoctions at One World Brewing.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip app.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Asheville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Asheville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Arlington

— 5 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Antietam National Battlefield. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (in Emmitsburg) and Gettysburg (Savor Gettysburg Food Tours & Gettysburg National Cemetery). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, walk around Gravelly Point Park, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip maker app.

Fly from Asheville to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in September, Arlington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino) and Little Round Top (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manteo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manteo tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Manteo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 5 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get some historical perspective at Middleton Place and Drayton Hall. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston journey site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Manteo to Charleston takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery for their historical value. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Carolina Tasting Room (in Hilton Head) and Beaufort National Cemetery (in Beaufort). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Historic River Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah journey planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 30th (Fri), take a stroll through Calle Ocho, then don't miss a visit to Ocean Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at South Beach, stop by Art Deco Historic District, take a stroll through Espanola Way, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally admire the striking features of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College.

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

You can fly from Savannah to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Miami Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip builder website.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. October in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Key West

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Curry Mansion Inn and Fort Zachary Taylor are in your itinerary. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Key West sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker site.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in October, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · 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.

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.

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.

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.