20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Tallahassee, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Jacksonville, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Atlanta
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New Orleans
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then 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. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dollywood. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Memphis on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

1
night
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.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pigeon Forge to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montgomery Zoo. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Memphis to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montgomery are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Rosa Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

3
nights
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Crystal Sands Beach and Topsail Beach State Preserve.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Rosa Beach online trip planner .

You can drive from Montgomery to Santa Rosa Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Rosa Beach when traveling from Montgomery in August, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Rosemary Beach Public Beach, Sundog Books
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Destin Commons ©
Destin Commons

1
night
Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tallahassee road trip website .

Getting from Santa Rosa Beach to Tallahassee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Rosa Beach to Tallahassee due to the time zone difference. August in Tallahassee sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toJacksonville.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jacksonville online attractions planner .

Getting from Tallahassee to Jacksonville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll through Forsyth Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Savannah trip planner .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savannah are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

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

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip planning tool .

Fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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.
Family-friendly places like Jackson Square and Audubon Zoo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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