14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Drive to Valparaiso, Fly to Fayetteville
4
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Tupelo
— 1 night
Fly

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New Orleans

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, visit Frenchmen Street, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; 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. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Beauvoir, try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biloxi Brewing Company.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Biloxi online travel planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Biloxi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Biloxi, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries

Gulf Shores

— 3 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Public Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and Bodenhamer Recreation Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile), Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fairhope Municipal Pier (in Fairhope).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip planner.

You can drive from Biloxi to Gulf Shores in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Gulf Shores to Eureka Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gulf Shores in November; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 58°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hot Springs

— 3 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Explore hidden gems such as Petit Jean State Park and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Movie House Winery in Morrilton (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, and steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

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You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Tupelo

— 1 night
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tupelo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Tupelo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Tupelo can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.