16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
New Orleans
— 4 nights


Chapel Hill — 1 night

Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): gain insight at University of North Carolina.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill day trip planning site.

London, UK to Chapel Hill is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chapel Hill is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Chapel Hill: highs are around 78°F and lows about 58°F. You will leave for Raleigh on the 24th (Tue).
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Raleigh — 1 night

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chapel Hill to Raleigh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Michael's Church and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Shem Creek Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Raleigh in May since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Atlanta — 3 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Piedmont Park and Food Tours. The adventure continues: walk around Centennial Olympic Park, see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Atlanta road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like RCA Studio B and Tennessee State Museum. The adventure continues: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stroll around Audubon Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour planning website.

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.