18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbia
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Macon
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Montgomery
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
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Atlanta
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Charlotte
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Columbia — 2 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Congaree National Park as well as South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and then examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Congaree National Park.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Columbia trip planner.

Richmond to Columbia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Columbia are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Macon.
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Macon — 2 nights

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. On the 7th (Thu), experience rural life at Lane Southern Orchards. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.

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

Getting from Columbia to Macon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Macon sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice and then take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip planner.

You can fly from Macon to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.
Historic Sites · Museums

Pensacola — 2 nights

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola trip app.

Drive from Montgomery to Pensacola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Pensacola sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. You will leave for New Orleans on the 12th (Tue).
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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New Orleans — 6 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve as well as Chalmette National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

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Traveling by car from Pensacola to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Pensacola in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Birmingham.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Birmingham — 2 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Ingram Park.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Birmingham in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Birmingham hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Atlanta.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Atlanta road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 night

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.
Freedom Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Freedom Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.