12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights

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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.
National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder website.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Cades Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont Ghost Town, &more) and Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Navitat Knoxville and identify plant and animal life at High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Knoxville day trip planning website.

Fly from Washington DC to Knoxville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Knoxville sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Must see
Roaring Fork
4.8

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Birmingham day trip planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Birmingham are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Parks
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Wildlife Area
Ruffner Mountain
4.6
Biking Trail
Rotary Trail
4.6

3
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. Take a break from the city and head to Happiness Bayou Tours and Chalmette National Historical Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Must see
Garden District
4.7
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French Quarter
4.1

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