38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bryson City
— 10 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
Miami Beach
— 10 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
4
Nags Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

10
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Popular historic sites such as Biltmore and Grovewood Village are in your itinerary. Head to New Morning Gallery and St.Claire Artfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Pigeon Forge (Dollywood, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, & more), Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Robert A. Tino Gallery) and Gatlinburg (7D Dark Ride Adventure, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Cades Cove, take in the exciting artwork at Asheville Gallery of Art, shop like a local with Center for Craft, and take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville trip builder .

Ocean City to Asheville is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

10
nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll explore and learn at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery and The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City. Walker Sisters' Cabin and Highlander Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bryson City side-trips: Skylake Galleries (in Sautee Nacoochee), Helen (Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen & Anna Ruby Falls) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial, Little Greenbrier School, & more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Goldmine Loop Trail, learn about winemaking at Crane Creek Vineyards, and take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryson City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. December in Bryson City sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clarkesville, Cherokee, Helen, Skylake Galleries
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

10
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Visit South Beach and 12th Street Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, shop like a local with Espanola Way, and wander the streets of Ocean Drive.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Miami Beach in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bryson City in December, expect Miami Beach to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

7
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wright Brothers National Memorial and Bodie Island Lighthouse. Let the collections at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery and Buffalo City Exhibit capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Nags Head: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton), Corolla (Currituck Beach, Off-Road Tours, & more) and Frisco Beach (in Frisco). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and view the masterpieces at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nags Head online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Miami Beach to Nags Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in December, with highs in Nags Head at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, Frisco Beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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