12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Orlando
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Key West
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 1 night
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Atlanta
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Orlando — 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Epcot make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Florence, Italy to Orlando is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Florence in December, expect nights in Orlando to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Key West.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Key West — 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
On the 31st (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West route planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: walk around New Orleans City Park, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Key West to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 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. Traveling from Key West in January, expect New Orleans to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Huntsville.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Huntsville — 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Journey Therapeutic Massage, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Big Spring Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Huntsville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in January; daily highs in Huntsville reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

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 6th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta itinerary planner.

You can fly from Huntsville to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Florida travel guide

4.3
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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Alabama travel guide

4.3
Military Museums · Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.
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