8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach — 1 day

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach travel route planner.

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Savannah.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, and then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Orange Beach.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Orange Beach — 1 night

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach visit planning app.

You can fly from Savannah to Orange Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Charlotte.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Charlotte — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Discovery Place Science and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip builder.

You can fly from Orange Beach to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orange Beach to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orange Beach in September, plan for little chillier nights in Charlotte, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Williamsburg.
Museums · Childrens Museums

Williamsburg — 1 night

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 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.

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.

Alabama travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

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.