16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 1 day
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Tupelo
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Nashville
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Birmingham

— 1 day

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then get a tailor-made plan with Red Clay Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham road trip planning website.

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Birmingham: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
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Tupelo

— 1 night
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about all things military at Tupelo Veteran's Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tupelo planning site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Tupelo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Tupelo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 30th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and finally make a trip to One Thai Spa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Grassy Knoll, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, and finally head outdoors with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Dallas, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Austin online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, see the interesting displays at Spanish Governor's Palace, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and walk around Brackenridge Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then stroll around Smither Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Houston online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Orange Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Houston to Orange Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in July, expect nights in Orange Beach to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

You can fly from Orange Beach to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.