30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Thibodaux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Holly Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lynchburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Boone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Sydney

3
days
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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, stroll through Audubon Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thibodaux.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
day
Thibodaux

Thibodaux
Thibodaux is a city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then explore and take pictures at Nicholls State University.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Thibodaux sightseeing planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Thibodaux in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thibodaux, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Thibodaux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University

1
day
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thibodaux to Lafayette takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Lake Martin ©
Lake Martin
Vermilionville
Vermilionville

1
day
Natchez

Natchez
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Longwood, then admire all the interesting features of Jefferson College, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Natchez travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, Natchez is slightly colder than Lafayette - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Jefferson College
Jefferson College

1
day
Clarksdale

Clarksdale
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Rock & Blues Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Clarksdale trip builder.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Clarksdale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Natchez, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Clarksdale, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Holly Springs.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Blues Museum
Rock & Blues Museum
The Crossroad ©
The Crossroad

1
day
Holly Springs

Holly Springs
Holly Springs is a city in and county seat of Marshall County, Mississippi, United States near southern Tennessee.Near the Mississippi Delta, the area was developed as cotton plantations and dependent on enslaved labor. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): play a few rounds at Kirkwood National Golf Club.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holly Springs holiday planner.

Drive from Clarksdale to Holly Springs in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Holly Springs

Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Kirkwood National Golf Club
Kirkwood National Golf Club

1
day
Tupelo

Tupelo
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tupelo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Holly Springs to Tupelo in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Tupelo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Hardware Company
Tupelo Hardware Company

1
day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online itinerary creator.

Drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio. ©
Sun Studio.
Graceland ©
Graceland

4
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

2
days
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get lost in a book at Library of Virginia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building, admire the striking features of Altria Theater, and then explore and take pictures at The Diamond.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Richmond vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Richmond sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont
Maymont

1
day
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Henricus Historical Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blandford Church and Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Petersburg vacation planner.

Petersburg is just a stone's throw from Richmond. Traveling from Richmond in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Petersburg, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Henricus Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Henricus Historical Park
Henricus Historical Park

1
day
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and then contemplate the long history of Point of Honor.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lynchburg itinerary builder.

You can drive from Petersburg to Lynchburg in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Petersburg in December: highs in Lynchburg hover around 10°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boone.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Highlights from your plan
Point of Honor ©
Point of Honor
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest ©
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

1
day
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Mast General Store, admire the majestic nature at Elk Knob State Park, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boone trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lynchburg to Boone in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Elk Knob State Park, Mast General Store
Highlights from your plan
Elk Knob State Park ©
Elk Knob State Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

2
days
Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 31st (Sun), cruise along Blueridge Parkway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Western North Carolina Nature Center, and then steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Asheville travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Boone to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Blueridge Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

4
days
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

1
day
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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