18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Atlanta
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tallahassee
— 2 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Swan House and Delta Flight Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centennial Olympic Park and Michael C. Carlos Museum. There's more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium and wander the streets of Virginia-Highland.

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Cardiff, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Atlanta. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in March: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Charles Hall Museum and then take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School and then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Atlanta in March, expect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arrington Vineyards and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The District, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and stop by Downtown Nashville.

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Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville is minus 1 hour. March in Nashville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fire Museum of Memphis and then see the interesting displays at Blues Hall of Fame Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online travel planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Historic New Orleans Collection. Whitney Plantation and Garden District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

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Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tallahassee.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Florida Governor's Mansion and then take a stroll through Railroad Square Art District. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mashes Sands Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Ochlockonee River State Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tallahassee travel planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Tallahassee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Tallahassee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in Tallahassee hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edmondston-Alston House and Heyward-Washington House. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Circular Congregational Church.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Tallahassee in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Charleston: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.