16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1 h
1
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Kittamaqundi and then identify plant and animal life at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Shrine of St. Anthony, take in the history at Monocacy National Battlefield, and then play a few rounds at Worthington Manor Golf Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Columbia trip tool.

Washington DC to Columbia is an approximately 1- hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Columbia at 82°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Columbia

Wildlife Parks Golf

Side Trips

The Shrine of St. Anthony, Worthington Manor Golf Club, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Monocacy National Battlefield
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Monocacy National Battlefield ©
Monocacy National Battlefield
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Worthington Manor Golf Club ©
Worthington Manor Golf Club

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Immaculate Conception Church and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Columbia to New Orleans with the Route module. Traveling from Columbia to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbia in August, New Orleans is much hotter at night with lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Denver Union Station. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Molly Brown House Museum and Summit Lake Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & St Mary's Glacier), Easy Street Casino (in Central City) and Flatirons (in Boulder). There's still lots to do: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Denver vacation planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Denver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Denver. Expect colder evenings in Denver when traveling from New Orleans in August, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Easy Street Casino, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 18th (Sun), take a stroll through Bricktown, then take an in-depth tour of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma and then get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Oklahoma City. In August, Oklahoma City is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 91°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma
St. Joseph Old Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Old Cathedral

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carter House and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stones River National Battlefield and Lane Motor Museum. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carnton in Franklin--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nashville road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oklahoma City to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

3
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Get some cultural insight at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adventures Unlimited and Chickamauga Battlefield. Step out of Chattanooga to go to Ducktown and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock City Gardens, and explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

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Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Rock City Gardens, River Rafting & Tubing, Adventures Unlimited, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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