18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Central Canal, then examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, then appreciate the history behind Medal of Honor Memorial, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner.

Chicago to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. In January in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 19°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Shopping

Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 25th (Mon), gain some tasty knowledge on Cincy Brew Bus. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Weston Art Gallery, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, then identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center, and finally experience the excitement of Full Throttle Indoor Karting.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Kentucky Artisan Distillery (in Crestwood) and Louisville (Louisville Mega Cavern, Thermal Spas, &more). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lexington day trip planning website.

Drive from Cincinnati to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Pigeon Forge with an excursion to Spruce Flats Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, trek along Gatlinburg Trail, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lexington in January, you will find days in Pigeon Forge are somewhat warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in February: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. George Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

St. George Island

— 2 nights
Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Sea Oats Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. George Island road trip app.

Drive from Atlanta to St. George Island in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in February; daily highs in St. George Island reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in St. George Island

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans visit website.

You can drive from St. George Island to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from St. George Island to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from St. George Island in February, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 56°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.