52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

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Key West
— 6 nights
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Miami
— 5 nights
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Merritt Island
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Chesapeake Beach
— 4 nights
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St. Michaels
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Atlanta in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Miami

— 5 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami online trip maker.

Fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Miami, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 3 nights
Merritt Island is known for childrens museums, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis, try your luck at Victory Casino Cruises, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Exploration Tower.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Merritt Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to Merritt Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in February; daily highs in Merritt Island reach 73°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 5 nights
St. Venture out of the city with trips to Daytona Beach (Beach at Daytona Beach & Daytona International Speedway). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and deepen your understanding at Flagler College.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Merritt Island to St. Augustine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Merritt Island in February; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Jekyll Island

— 3 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Horton House, kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System.

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Drive from St. Augustine to Jekyll Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, stroll around Forsyth Park, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Savannah, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, and stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

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You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 5 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: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston travel route planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · 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 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kaminski House Museum, explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Sacred Willow Spa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online trip builder.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Bellamy Mansion, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Explore Hatteras Island's surroundings by going to Buffalo City Exhibit (in Manteo), Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills) and Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island online visit planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Hatteras Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in March: highs in Hatteras Island hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Virginia Beach when traveling from Hatteras Island in March, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 17th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, then do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

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You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chesapeake Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Chesapeake Beach

— 4 nights
Chesapeake Beach is a town in Calvert County, Maryland. Get out of town with these interesting Chesapeake Beach side-trips: Prince Frederick (Running Hare Vineyard & Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary) and Flag Ponds Nature Park (in Lusby). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, trek along Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, head outdoors with American Chestnut Land Trust, and stop by Second Looks Books.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chesapeake Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chesapeake Beach takes 3 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in March, things will get slightly colder in Chesapeake Beach: highs are around 52°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to St. Michaels.

Things to do in Chesapeake Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Michaels

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, then stop by Simpatico Itay's Finest, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Eastern Shore Brewing. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Lyon Rum Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Michaels Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Michaels trip planner.

You can drive from Chesapeake Beach to St. Michaels in 2 hours. In March in St. Michaels, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Michaels

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Outdoors

Georgia Coast travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Beaches

North Carolina Coast travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.

Calvert County travel guide

3.9
Lighthouses · State Parks · Beaches

Talbot County travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · Islands