19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Carter Mountain Orchard, steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and then admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville route planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dollywood, get outside with The Sinks, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Oxford: Tunica Roadhouse Casino (in Tunica) and Tupelo (Tupelo Automobile Museum & Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Oxford takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Oxford due to the time zone difference. July in Oxford sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tupelo, Tunica Roadhouse Casino
Highlights from your plan
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion, stroll around Bluff Park, then steep yourself in history at Longwood, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and finally look for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge.

Plan trip to Natchez with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Natchez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Natchez sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Audubon Zoo and Jackson Square. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Louisiana Children's Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Natchez in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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