18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Aiken
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dahlonega
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Shreveport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Fairhope
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, cool off at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, and make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport and Lakeland Linder International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St. Augustine using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in December, plan for a bit cooler days in St. Augustine, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then make a trip to H. L. Hunley, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, then stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel itinerary planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in December, with highs in Charleston at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

1
night
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, then tee off at Aiken Golf Club, then take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary Help of Christians.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aiken trip planning app .

You can drive from Charleston to Aiken in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Aiken, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Dahlonega.

Things to do in Aiken

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Help of Christians ©
St. Mary Help of Christians
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe ©
Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe

1
night
Dahlonega

Dahlonega ©
The city of Dahlonega is the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Mountain Falconry, then look for gifts at Gold City Growlers, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Consolidated Gold Mine, and finally experience rural life at Burt's Farm.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahlonega trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Aiken to Dahlonega takes 3.5 hours. In December in Dahlonega, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Dahlonega

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Burt's Farm
Highlights from your plan
Gold City Growlers ©
Gold City Growlers
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine
Burt's Farm ©
Burt's Farm

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). On the next day, get engrossed in the history at McLemore House, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dahlonega to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dahlonega to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 10th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Graceland, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December in Memphis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Room Escape Games

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to One Thai Spa, then stroll around Two Rivers Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Rock Town Distillery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Little Rock vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Two Rivers Park ©
Two Rivers Park
One Thai Spa ©
One Thai Spa
Rock Town Distillery ©
Rock Town Distillery

1
night
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. On the 12th (Thu), walk around Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, then admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum of Art, then identify plant and animal life at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shreveport trip planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Shreveport in 3.5 hours. In December in Shreveport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park ©
Room Escape Games
Meadows Museum of Art ©
Meadows Museum of Art

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Dallas takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairhope.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace, Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

1
night
Fairhope

Fairhope ©
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll around Fairhoper's Community Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fairhope route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dallas to Fairhope. In December, daytime highs in Fairhope are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fairhope

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alligator Alley, Confederate Rest Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue
Fairhoper's Community Park ©
Fairhoper's Community Park

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, then make a trip to French Quarter, and then make a trip to Jackson Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary site .

Getting from Fairhope to New Orleans by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Fairhope, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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