19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
8
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Charleston

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, then examine the collection at The MOOseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary builder.

Atlanta to Montgomery is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
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1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Rock City Gardens and then admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Montgomery to Chattanooga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Rock City Gardens, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Cloudland Canyon State Park ©
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Franklin on Foot and Lotz House Museum are in your itinerary. Visiting Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Radnor Lake State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin), Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and Sam Davis Home (in Smyrna). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville vacation planner.

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Sam Davis Home
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Collierville TN Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Peabody Memphis and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis itinerary planner.

Fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Collierville TN Historic District

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 15th (Sun), hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail and then steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse and then take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Vicksburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Medgar Evers Home, Ridgeland Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Old Courthouse ©
Old Courthouse
Medgar Evers Home ©
Medgar Evers Home

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Destrehan Plantation, then stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at immacuLate conception church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Vicksburg in October, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then immerse yourself in nature at Palmetto Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville and then identify plant and animal life at Bird City.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette tour planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Lafayette by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Lafayette, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmetto Island State Park, Bird City
Highlights from your plan
Bird City ©
Bird City
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Palmetto Island State Park ©
Palmetto Island State Park

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Mercer Williams House Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah sightseeing planner.

Fly from Lafayette to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wormsloe Historic Site ©
Wormsloe Historic Site

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