9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Murrells Inlet
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Herndon
— 1 night
Drive
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. On the 4th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at Escapology, enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and then gain insight at Princeton University.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Elizabeth road trip planner.

New York City to Elizabeth is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Elizabeth are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Elizabeth

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Principle Gallery Charleston, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then browse the exhibits of Nathaniel Russell House, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Elite Escape Games.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Charleston online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Elizabeth to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Elizabeth in December; daily highs in Charleston reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Murrells Inlet.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet is an unincorporated area and census-designated place straddling the line between Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market, admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Murrells Inlet online vacation planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Murrells Inlet in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Murrells Inlet

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Murrells Inlet to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Murrells Inlet in December, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Herndon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Herndon

Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Little Library, admire the natural beauty at Meadowlark Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Herndon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Herndon journey planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Herndon by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 31°F in Herndon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Herndon

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Baltimore

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Get A Clue Games.

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Drive from Herndon to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Herndon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.