20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Tallahassee
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tallahassee trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tallahassee is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Tallahassee hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Florida Historic Capitol Museum ©
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Florida State University ©
Florida State University

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Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore and take pictures at Centennial Olympic Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Atlanta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tallahassee to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tallahassee in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.
Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Swinging Bridge (in Townsend). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and stroll through Grotto Falls Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with Hot Spots Fishing Charters.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pensacola Beach online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pensacola Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pensacola Beach when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, wander the streets of Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route planner .

Drive from Pensacola Beach to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Pensacola Beach in August, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 18th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Hall, contemplate the long history of Dunleith Historic Inn, don't miss a visit to Longwood, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Natchez trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from New Orleans to Natchez by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Natchez, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Dunleith Historic Inn ©
Dunleith Historic Inn

1
day
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 19th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Memphis online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Natchez to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville road trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at MoonPie General Store, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then have some family-friendly fun at Pounce Cat Cafe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Nashville to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charleston. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Nashville in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pounce Cat Cafe ©
Pounce Cat Cafe
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 24th (Fri), listen to music at Historic Savannah Theatre, 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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savannah are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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