8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly

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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Corolla trip planner.

Houston to Corolla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Corolla is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in Corolla reach 84°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach.

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Traveling by car from Corolla to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.