8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
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Charleston
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Charleston

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charleston. In December in Charleston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Charlotte.

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Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Old Bethel United Methodist Church ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get outside with The Green, identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and then hike along Buzzard Rock Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, Charlotte is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Huntersville
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The Green ©
The Green

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville holiday builder app .

Fly from Charlotte to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charlotte in December, you will find days in Nashville are a bit cooler (53°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Upper Room ©
Upper Room

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, contemplate the long history of Gallier House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally take a stroll through Garden District.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in December, plan for warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with eBoats Tampa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampa route planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Tampa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tampa. While traveling from New Orleans, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Tampa, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

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Saint Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, Treasure Island Beach
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eBoats Tampa ©
eBoats Tampa
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Atlantic Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampa to Jacksonville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get little chillier in Jacksonville: highs are around 72°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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