11 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to New York City


Atlanta — 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then explore the galleries of National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip planning tool.

New York City to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Atlanta: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to New Orleans.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New Orleans — 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Atlanta to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Atlanta in April, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tampa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Tampa — 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Clearwater Beach and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampa travel route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Tampa are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Charleston.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston road trip planning site.

Getting from Tampa to Charleston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in April: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Big Bend National Park — 1 night

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Charleston to Big Bend National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in April, expect nights in Big Bend National Park to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.