42 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Houston
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Miami Beach
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Miami
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Hilton Head
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Charleston
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Eastover
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Myrtle Beach
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Washington DC
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Virginia Beach
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New York City
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Atlanta — 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee) and Northeast Georgia History Center (in Gainesville). On the 10th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium and see the interesting displays at Fire Station No. 6.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta road trip planning site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Atlanta is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In December, Atlanta is slightly colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.
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Houston — 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Quintana Beach and Pine Gully Park. Escape the urban bustle at Surfside Beach and Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Ilovekickboxing (in League City) and Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Sawyer Yards and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 4 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.
Relax by the water at Surfside Beach and Miami Beach & Boardwalk. Visiting Hollywood Beach and North Shore Open Space Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hollywood North Beach Park (in Hollywood) and Aventura Circle (in Aventura). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at 12th Street Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, enjoy the sand and surf at Lummus Park Beach, and stroll around Lincoln Road.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Houston to Miami Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Miami Beach at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Crandon Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Boca Raton (South Inlet Park Beach & Pondhawk Natural Area), Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area) and Delray Beach (Delray Beach & Delray Municipal Beach). On the 21st (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, stroll around Library Beach Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oceanfront Park Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami trip builder.

Miami is very close to Miami Beach. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 4 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Visit Coligny Beach and Burkes Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Alder Lane Beach Access and Folly Field Beach Park. There's much more to do: visit Wheelz of Hilton Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Haul Beach Park, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Driessen Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hilton Head trip maker.

Getting from Miami to Hilton Head by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: highs in Hilton Head hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll get in some beach time at Sullivan's Island Beach and Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and Boneyard Beach. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isle of Palms Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Charleston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Eastover.
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Eastover — 1 night

Eastover is a town in Richland County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kensington Mansion and then admire the majestic nature at Poinsett State Park.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Eastover takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Drive Beach, and then get in on the family fun at LuLu's Beach Arcade and Ropes Course. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters 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 find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Eastover to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in January, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow 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 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Story Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Grommet Island Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Charles Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 6 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, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Virginia Beach to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Virginia Beach in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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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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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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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