31 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Murrells Inlet
— 1 night
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Eastover
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 6 nights
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Miami Beach
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Houston
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Atlanta
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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fort Story Jetty, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park. On your second day here, stroll through Virginia Beach, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Virginia Beach hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Virginia Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Murrells Inlet.
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Murrells Inlet — 1 night

Murrells Inlet is an unincorporated area and census-designated place straddling the line between Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina, United States. On the 5th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Brookgreen Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Murrells Inlet online attractions planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Murrells Inlet in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get a bit warmer in Murrells Inlet: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Eastover.
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Eastover — 1 night

Eastover is a town in Richland County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kensington Mansion and then admire the majestic nature at Poinsett State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eastover trip planner.

Drive from Murrells Inlet to Eastover in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Sullivan's Island Beach and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip builder.

Drive from Eastover to Charleston in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Take a break from the city and head to Coligny Beach and Alder Lane Beach Access. You'll get in some beach time at Folly Field Beach Park and Burkes Beach. There's much more to do: stop by Wheelz of Hilton Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Singleton Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 6 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.
Visit Fort Lauderdale Beach and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Crandon Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: South Inlet Park Beach (in Boca Raton), Delray Beach (Delray Beach & Delray Municipal Beach) and Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hilton Head, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Surfside Beach and Lummus Park Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hollywood Beach and North Shore Open Space Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (in Fort Lauderdale) and Hollywood North Beach Park (in Hollywood). The adventure continues: stroll through 12th Street Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, get some thrills out on the water with Miami Beach Sports, and kick back and relax at Miami Beach & Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach visit planning site.

Miami Beach is just a stone's throw from Miami. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 21st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Armand Bayou Nature Center, stroll around Pine Gully Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Ilovekickboxing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, then stop by Chinatown, then identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally trek along White Oak Bayou Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami Beach to Houston due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami Beach in January; daily highs in Houston reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Atlanta.
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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 23rd (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip site.

You can fly from Houston to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Atlanta is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Atlanta to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly 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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Virginia travel guide

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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.
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.
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