8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Speed Boats Tours

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Williamsburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gettysburg in July, with highs in Williamsburg at 91°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nags Head online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Nags Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect nights in Nags Head to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Fort Lauderdale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 16th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally walk around Forsyth Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah route planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Fort Lauderdale to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

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Hilton Head

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.
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head holiday planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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