16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights

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Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Hot Springs is known for historic sites, parks, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planning app.

Thomaston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thomaston to Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Memphis

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville), Samuel T Bryant Distillery (in Jackson) and Tunica (Gold Strike Casino & Horseshoe Tunica). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and examine the collection at Graceland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville) and Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Red Clay Tours, get engrossed in the history at Vulcan Park and Museum, and examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Birmingham travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to Birmingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Birmingham are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
When in Atlanta, make a side trip to see VIP Southern Tours in Sautee Nacoochee, approximately Sautee Nacoochee away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta tour planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Atlanta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.