52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
drive:  5 h
1
Cumberland Island
— 2 nights
car:  10 h
2
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Charleston
— 4 nights
drive:  8 h 30 min
4
Oak Island
— 2 nights
drive:  11 h
5
Rodanthe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Haymarket
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Asheville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Vidalia
— 2 nights
drive:  9 h
14
Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
15
Emerald Isle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
16
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Tampa, Florida

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Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island ©
An unspoiled paradise of dense maritime forests, salt marshes, mudflats, tidal creeks, and wide sandy beaches, Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off Georgia coast.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plum Orchard Mansion.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cumberland Island trip itinerary maker website.

Tampa to Cumberland Island is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Cumberland Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plum Orchard Mansion ©
Plum Orchard Mansion

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilton Head side-trips: Beaufort (Hunting Island State Park & Pat Conroy Literary Center). The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Cumberland Island to Hilton Head with the Route module. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Beaufort
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston visit planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. You will leave for Oak Island on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Oak Island Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, then look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood, and finally take in the waterfront at Oak Island Pier.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oak Island vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Charleston to Oak Island. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Oak Island

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse
Oak Island Pier ©
Oak Island Pier

3
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Rodanthe

Rodanthe ©
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Step out of Rodanthe to go to Hatteras Island and see Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, take in the waterfront at Rodanthe Pier, view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, and stroll through Lake Mattamuskeet.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oak Island to Rodanthe. September in Rodanthe sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Lake Mattamuskeet
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Haymarket.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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Haymarket

Haymarket ©
Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haymarket: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, look for gifts at Marker-Miller Orchards, explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, and don't miss a visit to White Hall Tavern.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haymarket online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Haymarket in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Haymarket when traveling from Virginia Beach in October, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Haymarket

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Luray, Winchester, Room Escape Games, Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, shop like a local with C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Haymarket to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sarah P. Duke Gardens (in Durham) and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Bell Tower, and engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Raleigh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlotte: Columbia (Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, stroll around Freedom Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte road trip planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Charlotte are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Columbia, Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, PuckerButt Pepper Company
Highlights from your plan
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more) and Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville day trip website.

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Mount LeConte, Dollywood, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Georgia, then explore the world behind art at Georgia Museum of Art, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sandy Creek Nature Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bear Hollow Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and finally snap pictures at Elder Mill Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Asheville in October, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Vidalia.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Elder Mill Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
State Botanical Garden of Georgia ©
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Room Escape Games
Bear Hollow Zoo ©
Bear Hollow Zoo

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Vidalia

Vidalia ©
Vidalia is a city located primarily in Toombs County, Georgia, United States. On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty of McRae and then admire the majestic nature at Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guido Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at George L. Smith Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Chapel of Santa Claus, and finally ponder the world of politics at City hall of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vidalia online route builder.

You can drive from Athens to Vidalia in 3 hours. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vidalia, with lows around 58°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Vidalia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

McRae-Helena, Lyons, Guido Gardens, Splash in The Boro, George L. Smith Park
Highlights from your plan
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge ©
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge
Guido Gardens ©
Guido Gardens
George L. Smith Park ©
George L. Smith Park

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jekyll Island: Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, Christ Church, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier, and kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Vidalia to Jekyll Island with the Route module. Traveling from Vidalia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jekyll Island, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Emerald Isle.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle ©
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Surf City (Topsail Island, Shipwreck Point Golf, &more), Beaufort (North Carolina Maritime Museum & Island Express Ferry Service) and Jacksonville (The Smash Shack & Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, walk around Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC, stop by Wings Beachwear, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Emerald Isle online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Jekyll Island to Emerald Isle with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Surf City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ©
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield and then make a splash at Water Country USA. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Emerald Isle to Williamsburg. In November, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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