17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive
2
White Castle
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Fly
4
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Cullman
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Blue Ridge
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

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.
Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Gallery. The National WWII Museum and Rodrigue Studio will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at M.S. Rau, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans vacation planner.

Atlanta to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to White Castle.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

White Castle

— 1 night
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at National Hansen's Disease Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Plaquemine Lock, and finally contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read White Castle attractions planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to White Castle in 1.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in White Castle, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 1 night
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, then get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, then look for gifts at Billy's Seafood, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pottery Central World Headquarters.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores planner.

You can drive from White Castle to Gulf Shores in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 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.
Head to Gallery 202 and Hatch Show Printfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Downtown Presbyterian Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Farmers Market, The Copper Fox Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Gulf Shores to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gulf Shores in May since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cullman.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cullman

— 2 nights
Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of 3rd Street Promenade, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Southern Accents Architectural Antiques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bernard Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, then look for gifts at Morgan Price Candy Company, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Mooresville.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cullman trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Cullman in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cullman, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Cullman

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 4 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
You'll explore and learn at It's By Nature and Highlander Gallery. Head to Elizabeth Ellison Gallery and Highlander Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: The Willows Pottery (in Helen), Sautee Nacoochee (Skylake Galleries & Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards) and Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mark of the Potter, sample the tasty concoctions at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, and browse for treasures at Marketplace Antiques.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge route planner.

Traveling by car from Cullman to Blue Ridge takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Blue Ridge are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.