9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

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

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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 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Bethel United Methodist Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston vacation planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charleston. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Folly Beach Public Beach
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The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Atlantic Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville journey planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Charleston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jacksonville, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Jacksonville

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

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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 18th (Tue), kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with eBoats Tampa. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach.

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Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Tampa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in December; daily highs in Tampa reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get some jogging in at Woldenberg Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally take a stroll through Garden District.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip app .

You can fly from Tampa to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

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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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the galleries of Center for Civil and Human Rights, then take a peaceful walk through Sope Creek Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at East Palisades Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Atlanta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sope Creek Trail
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights

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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 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with The Green, then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and then trek along Buzzard Rock Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte attractions planning website .

You can fly from Atlanta to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Huntersville
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The Green ©
The Green

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