18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA tour itinerary planner

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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights

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Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Orlando to Gettysburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Visit Downtown Franklin and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery for their historical value. There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and walk around Centennial Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planning site.

You can fly from Gettysburg to Nashville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gettysburg in October: highs in Nashville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at California Science Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady Queen of Angels, and then admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Savannah takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Savannah due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fun Spot America and Cinderella Castle. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, catch some excitement at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and laugh and play at World of Disney.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, Orlando is a bit warmer than Savannah - with highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites