16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill
— 1 night
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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 7th (Sat): deepen your understanding at University of North Carolina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill online travel route planner.

London, UK to Chapel Hill is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Chapel Hill at 30°C and lows at 17°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Raleigh.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh tour planner.

Drive from Chapel Hill to Raleigh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael's Church and Shem Creek Park. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Raleigh to Charleston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piedmont Park and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: walk around Centennial Olympic Park, get advice or help at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, examine the collection at High Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta travel route planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to RCA Studio B and Lane Motor Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to New Orleans.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans route website.

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

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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.