Self-Drive - Heritage
(16 days / 15 nights - Begins New York & Ends Miami)

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - New York Arrival
Today, arrive in New York City, known as the Big Apple. Transfer independently to the hotel. Hotel: Hotel Edison or similar

Day 02 - New York
This morning at 08:00 you will be met by a representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, and maps for your tour. A full day is yours to explore this exciting city, filled with people, famous sights, and skyscrapers. See the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, The United Nations, and much more.

Day 03 - New York – Washington, D.C.
Driving Distance: 240 mi./390 km.
Today, drive southwest to Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Ben Franklin. Your destination this evening is the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Hotel: Red Roof Inn Downtown or similar

Day 04 - Washington, D.C.
The broad streets of America’s seat of government enhance the dramatic effect of Washington’s memorable monuments: The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, and The White House. On Capitol Mall, the Smithsonian’s complex of museums is a repository for the nation’s historic treasures.

Day 05 - Washington, D.C. – Shenandoah National Park Driving Distance: 86 mi./138 km.
Explore Virginia’s colonial and Civil War heritage. Visit the site of the strategic Battle of Bull Run, where the historical influence of America’s founders is reflected in its institutions and architecture. Pass by Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello before ascending to the highlands of Shenandoah National Park for the night.
Hotel: Skyland Lodge or similar

Day 06 - Shenandoah National Park – Blue Ridge Parkway – Roanoke
Driving distance: 147 mi./235 km.
Today, follow the crest of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, which in the summer have a distinctly bluish cast. Then continue along the lush, green Shenandoah Valley en route to the destination tonight, Roanoke, Virginia.
Hotel: Natural Bridge or similar

Day 07 - Roanoke – Great Smoky Mountains N.P. – Cherokee Indian Reservation / Asheville
Driving distance: 250 mi./400 km.
Spend a full day enjoying the mountain scenery while driving south along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains into the state of North Carolina. In the afternoon, visit the Smoky Mountains, famous for the distinctive blue haze which cloaks them. Pass through the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, en route to Asheville.
Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar

Day 08 - Asheville – Charleston
Driving Distance: 264 mi./422 km.
The destination today is historic Charleston, a city built for walking. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic district and note its unsurpassed antebellum architecture. It was in Charleston that early shots of the Civil War were fired, starting a four-year battle that ended with the defeat of the Confederate States and the re-emergence of the United States as one nation. Hotel: Holiday Inn Riverview or similar

Day 09 - Charleston – Savannah
Driving Distance: 105 mi./166 km.
After leaving historic Charleston, many people choose to visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Drive south to the port city of Savannah. The historic district of Old Savannah has been beautifully restored, recreating the gracious atmosphere of the Antebellum South. Hotel: La Quinta Inn Savannah Southside or similar

Day 10 - Savannah – St. Augustine
Driving Distance: 200 mi./320 km.
Follow the lush, semi-tropical coastline of Georgia, and see the influence of 18th century English settlers in the charming architecture of Brunswick. Pass Jacksonville en route to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. Hotel: Quality Inn Historic St. Augustine or similar

Day 11 - St. Augustine – Orlando
Driving Distance: 120 mi./200 km.
Searching for the Fountain of Youth, Ponce de León landed here in 1513, and that eternal search continues today by sun worshippers on Florida’s beaches. Join them this morning, or explore the Spanish heritage of the city before driving south along the coast to Orlando.
Hotel: Days Inn Seaworld or similar

Day 12 - Orlando
Enjoy a full day exploring the entertainment complex of Walt Disney World Resort – home to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, and Disney– MGM Studios, or experience Disney’s wildest adventure yet, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Day 13 - Orlando – Venice/Sarasota
Driving Distance : 150 mi./240 km.
Make the short drive to the western shores of Florida and Tampa Bay, which sheltered the pirates and buccaneers of a bygone era. The stunning natural beauty of Sarasota is enhanced by the barrier islands, known as “keys,” lying just offshore. Hotel: Comfort Inn Sarasota or similar

Day 14 - Venice – Miami/South Beach
Driving Distance e: 230 mi./370 km.
Follow the Tamiami Trail and drive through the heart of the largest sub-tropical wilderness in North America, the Everglades. The watery River of Grasses is a sanctuary for a myriad of birds and animals. East of the Everglades, the sandy beaches of South Florida await you.
Hotel: The Dorchester Hotel or similar

Day 15 - Miami
A full day at leisure in Miami to explore South Beach or to shop at the many superb malls.

Day 16 - Miami Departure
Return the car at the airport before the departure flight

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