22 days in United States Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Charlotte — 2 nights

The Queen City

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.
On the 6th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lazy 5 Ranch, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte day trip planner.

Newark to Charlotte is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nags Head.
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Nags Head — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for gifts at Salty Paws Biscuits, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nags Head trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Nags Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nags Head: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 2 nights

On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Lee Robinson's General Store, take a tour by water with Miss Hatteras, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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Traveling by car from Nags Head to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. August in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, take a stroll through Historic District, and then visit Downtown Wilmington.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington travel route planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Wilmington by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Wilmington are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach online journey planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Congaree National Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congaree National Park, then examine the collection at Patriots Point, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and then explore the galleries of H.L. Hunley Submarine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Congregation Mickve Israel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at SCADstory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 2 nights

The River City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, and then kick back and relax at Seaside Park. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Atlantic Beach and then cast your line with Fish Amelia Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jacksonville day trip planning tool.

Drive from Savannah to Jacksonville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit and Centennial Olympic Park will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at World of Coca-Cola and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Step out of Atlanta to go to Stone Mountain and see Stone Mountain Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail, hike along McFarlane Nature Park, examine the collection at Fire Station No. 6, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jacksonville to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Atlanta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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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Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.
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