20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Knoxville
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Jefferson City
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Galveston
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Knoxville journey planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Knoxville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Knoxville is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in June; daily highs in Knoxville reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Jefferson City.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Jefferson City — 3 nights

Jefferson City is a city in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro), The Winery at Seven Springs Farm (in Maynardville) and Pineville (Pine Mountain State Resort Park & Chained Rock). There's more to do: hike along Tri State Peak Trail.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City day trip site.

Drive from Knoxville to Jefferson City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chattanooga.
Parks · Nature · Wineries · Trails
Side Trips

Chattanooga — 3 nights

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 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga day trip website.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.
Tours · Parks · Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

New Orleans — 4 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and take a stroll through Garden District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chattanooga to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Chattanooga, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Galveston — 2 nights

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, take a stroll through The Strand, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to South Padre Island.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

South Padre Island — 2 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc. and then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip planning website.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Austin.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: San Antonio (San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, The San Antonio River Walk, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Austin route maker app.

Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.