10 days in United States Itinerary

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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights


Orange Beach — 3 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll explore and learn at Foley Railroad Museum and Holmes Medical Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Indian & Sea Museum and Fairhope Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fairhope (Weeks Bay Reserve & Fairhope Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, pause for some photo ops at Bamahenge, immerse yourself in nature at Alabama Point East, and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Beach Brewing Company.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach tour planning tool.

Melbourne to Orange Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Orange Beach at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hammond.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Hammond — 2 nights

Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States, located 45mi east of Baton Rouge and 45mi northwest of New Orleans. Camp Moore Confedrate Museum and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Louisiana Children's Discovery Center and The Otis House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hammond: Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville), The Spa House Day Spa (in Gonzales) and Abita Springs (Abita Springs Trailhead Museum & Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Tickfaw State Park and stop by Bayou Booksellers.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hammond vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Hammond takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Gallier House, see the interesting displays at 1850 House Museum and Store, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, then see the interesting displays at Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, and finally take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Hammond to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hammond in March, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 61°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Panama City Beach — 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll around Conservation Park, admire the majestic nature at Eden Gardens State Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Man in the Sea Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Russell Fields City Pier, then examine the collection at Selfie Museum PCB, and finally have fun at Axe Throwing Pier Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panama City Beach day trip tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Panama City Beach: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.