21 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Norfolk
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Raleigh
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Savannah
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St. Augustine
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Orlando
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Miami
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Key West
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Everglades City
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Tampa
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Ocala
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Atlanta
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Nashville
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Indianapolis
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Pittsburgh
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Jim Thorpe
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Washington DC — 1 night

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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at United States Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip site.

Jersey City to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Norfolk.
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Norfolk

Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden and then make a trip to Scotch and Soda the Lions.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Norfolk visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Norfolk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Norfolk can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oak City Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh sightseeing planner.

Getting from Norfolk to Raleigh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, then indulge your taste buds at StaySee Experiences, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the majestic nature at Skidaway Island State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Raleigh to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Raleigh in December, expect Savannah to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 2 nights

St. On the 30th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the architecture and history at National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Torture Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jacksonville Beach, then kick back and relax at Atlantic Beach, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Savannah in December since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Get in touch with nature at Blue Spring State Park and Wild Florida. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to New Smyrna Beach to see New Smyrna Town Beach about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and stroll around Lake Eola Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando visit planner.

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, then kick back and relax at Bal Harbor Beach, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lummus Park Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Anne Kolb Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, then visit Wynwood, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online vacation planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 77°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Hemingway Rum Company, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, then enjoy the sand and surf at Smathers Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then kick back and relax at Higgs Beach, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West road trip planning site.

Fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Everglades City.
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Everglades City — 1 night

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Everglades City day trip tool.

Getting from Key West to Everglades City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Key West in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Everglades City, with lows of 53°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tampa.
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Tampa — 2 nights

Big Guava

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Yuengling Brewery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa itinerary app.

Getting from Everglades City to Tampa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ocala.
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Ocala

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ocala driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Ocala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ocala when traveling from Tampa in January, with lows around 45°F. You'll set off for Atlanta on the 10th (Tue).
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Atlanta — 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Silver Comet Trail, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Virginia-Highland.

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You can fly from Ocala to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ocala in January; daily highs in Atlanta reach 53°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 1 night

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of The Sinks, admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls, then hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and finally trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 12th (Thu), take a stroll through The District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tennessee Brew Works.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January in Nashville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Easley Winery, pause for some photo ops at Peyton Manning Statue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Daredevil Brewing Co, and finally stop by Lockerbie Square District.

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You can drive from Nashville to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in January, things will get slightly colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 36°F and lows about 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Montour Trail - Bethel Park Branch, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then indulge your taste buds at Wigle Whiskey, and finally visit Strip District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Soergel Orchards, admire the majestic nature at McConnells Mill State Park, and then fly down the slopes at Boyce Park Ski Area.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh day trip planning website.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jim Thorpe.
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Jim Thorpe — 1 night

Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. On the 16th (Mon), hit the slopes at Jack Frost Mountain Resort, then stop by Sellers Books & Fine Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jim Thorpe online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Jim Thorpe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. January in Jim Thorpe sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.
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