12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  15​h
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Lynchburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h
End: New York City


2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach. On the next day, stroll through Riley Waterfront Park and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder site .

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Charleston reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Walking tours

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District and then make a trip to French Quarter. On the next day, wander the streets of Royal Street, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans tour builder app .

Getting from Savannah to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Savannah in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are a bit warmer (72°F). On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio..

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
day
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moore County Courthouse, take an in-depth tour of Beechcraft Heritage Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Tims Ford State Park, stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, then make a trip to Diamond Gusset Jean Company, and finally examine the collection at Old Jail Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lynchburg sightseeing planner .

Getting from Memphis to Lynchburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Memphis in May, Lynchburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tims Ford State Park, Beechcraft Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tims Ford State Park ©
Tims Ford State Park
Lynchburg Hardware and General Store ©
Beechcraft Heritage Museum ©
Beechcraft Heritage Museum

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

You can drive from Lynchburg to Nashville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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