17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Hot Springs
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New Orleans
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Jackson
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Birmingham
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Atlanta
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Key West
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Orlando
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Charleston
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Asheville
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Pigeon Forge
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Louisville
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Hot Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get outside with Cedar Glades, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Yoga Place.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hot Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Hot Springs is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Vancouver to Hot Springs, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in February: highs in Hot Springs hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

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New Orleans

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.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, make a trip to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail, and then test your problem-solving skills at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson tour planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Jackson are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Jackson

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then test your team's savvy at Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Jackson to Birmingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Fun & Games

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at Marietta Food Tours and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. February in Atlanta sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Z Flight Watersports & Sombrero Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, make a trip to Duval Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Key West day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Key West takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in February, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 17th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Plan trip to Orlando with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 20th (Sat), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then whizz through the canopy at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Charleston online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Charleston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in February, with highs in Charleston at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville vacation maker site.

Drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in February, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 22nd (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, then catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. February in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville tour builder site.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Louisville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pigeon Forge in February, with highs in Louisville at 9°C and lows at -1°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Spas

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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.3
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.