20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get curious at Carnegie Science Center, don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and finally get great views at Grandview Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then stop by Stamoolis Brothers Company, and finally stop by Strip District.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh planning website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Pittsburgh International Airport, Erie International Tom Ridge Field and Akron Fulton International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Yorktown Battlefield, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and finally admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Williamsburg by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, things will get a bit warmer in Williamsburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum ©
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

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 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Canal Basin Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Beer Tastings & Tours
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Durham

Durham ©

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): have fun and explore at Museum of Life + Science, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Durham History. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally walk around Pullen Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Durham online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Durham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Durham are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then stop by Lowcountry Olive Oil. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charleston travel route planning tool.

Getting from Durham to Charleston by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Durham in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on ZipLine Hilton Head, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and then make a trip to Historic River Street.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Savannah sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
ZipLine Hilton Head ©
ZipLine Hilton Head

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans travel route builder app.

You can fly from Savannah to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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. While traveling from Savannah, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in April since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

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

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in April, with highs in Chicago at 17°C and lows at 5°C.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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