15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Tybee Island
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Tybee Island

— 1 night
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Fort Pulaski National Monument and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

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New York City to Tybee Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Tybee Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Andrew Low House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, then examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, and finally don't miss a visit to City Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah tour planning website.

Savannah is just a short distance from Tybee Island. In May, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, then enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, then steep yourself in history at Horton House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get a dose of the wild on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jekyll Island online trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Jekyll Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan Historic Site and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach online vacation planner.

You can fly from Jekyll Island to Orange Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Jekyll Island to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Boutique du Vampyre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). It doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and make a trip to Lee Circle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Orange Beach in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hot Springs.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hot Springs trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Hot Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hot Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then stop by Arnold Meteorites and More, and finally wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mitchells' Folly, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Eureka Springs Historical Museum.

Plan trip to Eureka Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, Eureka Springs is little chillier than Hot Springs - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
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.