43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Xenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
The Villages
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Columbia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Greenville
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
10
Hot Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Xenia

Xenia ©
Xenia is a city in and the county seat of Greene County, Ohio, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Xenia: Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth), Dayton (Dayton Dragons Baseball, Carillon Historical Park, & more) and Lebanon (Balloon Rides & Miami Valley Gaming). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, have some family-friendly fun at Great Escape Game, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Greene County Greene Ways.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Xenia online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco to Xenia is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Xenia due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Xenia at 67°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Xenia

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dayton, Lebanon, Great Escape Game, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural ©
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural

1
night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Organic Vessels Studio Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Xenia to Hamilton by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Xenia to Hamilton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Xenia in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hamilton, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to The Villages.
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Organic Vessels Studio Gallery ©
Organic Vessels Studio Gallery

2
nights
The Villages

The Villages ©
The Villages is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sumter County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Villages: Dunnellon (Blue Run of Dunnellon Park & Happy Acres Ranch). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Lake Sumter Landing, admire the natural beauty at Back Road Berries, and make a trip to Spanish Springs Town Square.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for The Villages using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to The Villages takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton in October: high temperatures in The Villages hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in The Villages

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, Dunnellon
Highlights from your plan
Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center ©
Spanish Springs Town Square ©
Spanish Springs Town Square
Lake Sumter Landing ©
Lake Sumter Landing

5
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, sample the tasty concoctions at New South Brewing, and admire the masterpieces at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from The Villages to Myrtle Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from The Villages in October, things will get little chillier in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Barefoot Landing, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

6
nights
Charleston

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, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, and explore and take pictures at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

H. L. Hunley, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Bluffton (Beaufort County Library - Beaufort Branch Library & The Church of the Cross) and Sergeant Jasper County Park (in Hardeeville). There's still lots to do: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beaufort road trip planning app .

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Beaufort sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bluffton, The Sands Boardwalk, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Sergeant Jasper County Park
Highlights from your plan
Beaufort National Cemetery ©
Beaufort National Cemetery
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park

5
nights
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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

4
nights
Columbia

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Hitchcock Woods (in Aiken), Carolina Moon Distillery (in Edgefield) and North Augusta Greenway Trail (in North Augusta). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Lion Landing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayce Riverwalk, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Columbia trip planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbia, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayce, Carolina Moon Distillery, Hitchcock Woods, Irmo Community Park, North Augusta Greenway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve ©
Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

5
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca), Southern Hills Lavender (in Greer) and Jones Gap State Park (in Marietta). There's much more to do: walk around Falls Park on the Reedy, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and examine the collection at Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Greenville trip planner .

Getting from Columbia to Greenville by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Greenville, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jones Gap State Park, Lake Jocassee, Southern Hills Lavender, Carolina Honey Bee Company, Twin Lakes Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Custer State Park, & more), Breezy Point Picnic Area (in Keystone) and Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

Make your Hot Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Greenville to Hot Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Greenville to Hot Springs. When traveling from Greenville in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Hot Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Needles Highway, Elk Mountain Nature Trail, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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