8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Savannah
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Crystal River
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Clearwater
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Sanibel Island
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Captiva Island
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Miami
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Cocoa Beach
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Jacksonville
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Amelia Island
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Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery and then stroll around Forsyth Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah holiday maker site.

Norfolk to Savannah is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Crystal River

— 1 night

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Sisters Springs, then immerse yourself in nature at Rainbow Springs State Park, and then stroll around Blue Run of Dunnellon Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Crystal River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Crystal River takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Clearwater

— 1 night

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Clay and Paper Gallery of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clearwater trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Clearwater takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Sanibel Island

— 1 night
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Bailey's General Store, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Captiva Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Captiva Island route planner.

Captiva Island is just a short distance from Sanibel Island. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Miami

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Captiva Island to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Miami are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You will leave for Cocoa Beach on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Cocoa Beach

— 1 night
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cocoa Beach day trip tool.

You can fly from Miami to Cocoa Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Jacksonville National Cemetery.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jacksonville vacation planner.

You can drive from Cocoa Beach to Jacksonville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cocoa Beach in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 70°F in Jacksonville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Amelia Island

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amelia Island trip planner.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Amelia Island in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.