21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h
6
Branson
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Royal Street, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to New Orleans is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to New Orleans is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Grand Gulf Military Park, contemplate the long history of Windsor Ruins, steep yourself in history at Jefferson College, then make a trip to Longwood, and finally stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Natchez trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchez when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Natchez

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Port Gibson
Highlights from your plan
Natchez National Cemetery ©
Natchez National Cemetery
Longwood ©
Longwood
Windsor Ruins ©
Windsor Ruins

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Monroe Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe holiday planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Natchez to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Natchez to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Natchez in December; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 8°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trip

Tesuque Glass Works
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Tesuque Glass Works ©
Tesuque Glass Works

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sedona to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. You'll set off for Branson on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, examine the collection at Golden Pioneer Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bonniebrook Historical Society and Kewpie Museum, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Branson trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tucson to Branson in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in December: high temperatures in Branson hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. You will leave for Williamsburg on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Branson

#Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Golden Pioneer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Golden Pioneer Museum ©
Golden Pioneer Museum
Zarks Fine Design Gallery ©
Zarks Fine Design Gallery

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Branson to Williamsburg in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Williamsburg. In December, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Branson - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 29th (Sat), gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Culture Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in December, expect Charlottesville to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and -1°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Staunton
Highlights from your plan
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 31st (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savannah road trip site .

You can fly from Charlottesville to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Charlottesville in December, with highs in Savannah at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip website .

Fly from Savannah to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in January: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 10°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Rippavilla Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation

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night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

Make your Key West itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Nashville to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Nashville in January; daily highs in Key West reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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