8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC visit planning tool .

Austin to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cape May, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Cape May takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery ©
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery

1
day
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 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and then take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cape May to Williamsburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. While traveling from Cape May, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Williamsburg, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
night
Charleston

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 20th (Thu): stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach and then make a trip to Charleston City Market. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Williamsburg to Charleston by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Williamsburg in December: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Charleston

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Malbis Memorial Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Church Street Historic District.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Mobile takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Mobile is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Mobile are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Malbis Memorial Church, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Malbis Memorial Church ©
Malbis Memorial Church
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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