16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill
— 1 night
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly

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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).
Highlights from your trip

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

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.

Things to do in Raleigh

Historic Sites · Museums · 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 Photography Tours. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planning site.

Drive from Raleigh to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Raleigh in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at High Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, and stroll around Centennial Olympic Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip website.

You can fly from Charleston to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Atlanta sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like RCA Studio B and Lane Motor Museum. The adventure continues: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, 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.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, 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.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.