15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Carbondale
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Memphis
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Vicksburg
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Natchez
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Lafayette
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Morgan City
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Baton Rouge
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New Orleans
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Apalachicola
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Tarpon Springs
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St. Petersburg
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Orlando
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Ponte Vedra Beach
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Savannah
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Augusta
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Athens
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Helen
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Gatlinburg
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Carbondale

— 1 night
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Bald Knob Cross of Peace, get interesting insight from Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, then learn about winemaking at Blue Sky Vineyard, and finally walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carbondale trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Louisville to Carbondale is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Carbondale

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis visit app.

Drive from Carbondale to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carbondale in March; daily highs in Memphis reach 63°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites
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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg travel planner.

Getting from Memphis to Vicksburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Memphis in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Vicksburg, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. You will leave for Natchez on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Natchez are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip app.

You can drive from Natchez to Lafayette in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Natchez in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lafayette, with lows of 54°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Morgan City.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Morgan City

Morgan City is a city in St. For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Morgan City online visit planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Morgan City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Baton Rouge on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Morgan City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. On the 8th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and then explore the activities along University Lake.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip planner.

You can drive from Morgan City to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans driving holiday app.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Baton Rouge, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Apalachicola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Apalachicola

Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Apalachicola online itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Apalachicola by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Apalachicola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Apalachicola to be little chillier, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tarpon Springs.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Tarpon Springs

— 1 night
With the highest percentage of Greek-Americans of any U.S. city, Tarpon Springs is rich with coastal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tarpon Springs road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Apalachicola to Tarpon Springs takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Apalachicola in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Tarpon Springs. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tarpon Springs

Historic Sites

St. Petersburg

— 3 nights

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Petersburg: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key) and Sarasota (Siesta Key Rum & The Ringling). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Duncan McClellan Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Dali Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Morean Art Center.

Plan a St. Petersburg trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando online itinerary maker.

Drive from St. Petersburg to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Orlando, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ponte Vedra Beach.

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Ponte Vedra Beach

— 3 nights
Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, cool off at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponte Vedra Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Ponte Vedra Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in March; daily highs in Ponte Vedra Beach reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Ponte Vedra Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

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Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, then walk around Forsyth Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ponte Vedra Beach to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Augusta

Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Augusta travel planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Augusta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In March in Augusta, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Athens

Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state about an hour's drive from the global city of Atlanta, and comprising the former city of Athens proper and Clarke County. On the 18th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip app.

Traveling by car from Augusta to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Augusta in March, plan for little chillier nights in Athens, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Athens

Parks
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Helen

— 1 night

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom and then stop by Betty's Country Store.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Athens to Helen takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in March, expect Helen to be slightly colder, temps between 56°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Helen

Museums · Shopping

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Drive from Helen to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.