15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 7 nights
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Asheville
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Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Auburn Museum & Historic Home as well as Natchez National Cemetery. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, look for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge, admire the striking features of Auburn Museum & Historic Home, then don't miss a visit to Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Dunleith Historic Inn, and finally see the interesting displays at Delta Music Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Natchez trip planner.

Houston to Natchez is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Natchez to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Boutique du Vampyre, steep yourself in history at Our Sacred Stories, then examine the collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Orleans using our trip planner.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Natchez in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Green-Meldrim House, admire the natural beauty at Andrew Low House, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savannah holiday maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Savannah takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Savannah due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Savannah hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 7 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Family-friendly places like Military Aviation Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Let the collections at The Mariners' Museum & Park and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton), Newport News (The Noland Trail & Virginia Living Museum) and Skystar Wheel (in Norfolk). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

Before you visit Virginia Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Savannah to Virginia Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Asheville online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Virginia Beach to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Asheville, with lows around 64°F. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.