16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Miramar Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

Before you visit Nashville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, make a trip to Beale Street, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arlington
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, look for gifts at Phoenicia Foods, and then admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip maker .

Fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums Wildlife Parks
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Phoenicia Specialty Foods ©
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stop by Faulkner House Books, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

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Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, browse the different shops at Destin Commons, and then stop by Waterfront Gifts and Art. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Topsail Beach State Preserve and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miramar Beach online sightseeing planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Miramar Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Miramar Beach, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Topsail Beach State Preserve
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Waterfront Gifts and Art ©
Waterfront Gifts and Art
Destin Commons ©
Destin Commons

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Centennial Olympic Park, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then listen to music at Fox Theatre, and finally stop by Buford Highway Farmers Market.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Atlanta visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Miramar Beach to Atlanta with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Miramar Beach in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 72°F in Atlanta. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlotte.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Buford Highway Farmers Market, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Buford Highway Farmers Market ©
Buford Highway Farmers Market

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlotte holiday planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Concord Mills Mall, Muddy River Distillery, Carolina Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Muddy River Distillery ©
Muddy River Distillery
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center

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