13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Roanoke
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Braddock, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

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Washington DC to Springfield is an approximately half hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Springfield, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Springfield

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Lake Braddock, Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
St. Bernadette Catholic Church ©
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

1
night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, hunt for treasures at City Market, then make a trip to Mill Mountain Star and Park, and finally catch a live event at Elmwood Park.

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Getting from Springfield to Roanoke by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Roanoke

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mill Mountain Star and Park ©
Mill Mountain Star and Park
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church
City Market ©
City Market

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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 19th (Wed), get lost in a book at Billy Graham Libary, appreciate the history behind Metalmorphosis, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Charlotte driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Roanoke to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Charlotte

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Libary ©
Billy Graham Libary
Metalmorphosis ©
Metalmorphosis

2
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Mission Chattanooga.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chattanooga journey tool .

Fly from Charlotte to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

#Parks, #Nature, #Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Sat), find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. On your second day here, stroll through Piedmont Park, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Atlanta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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