21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Springfield

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San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planning site.

Springfield to San Antonio is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Springfield in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 4 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, examine the collection at Cabildo, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning website.

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Piedmont Park, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta vacation maker tool.

Fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 15th (Sat), experience rural life at Southern Hills Lavender, pause for some photo ops at Major Rudolph Anderson Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

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You can drive from Atlanta to Greenville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of subway and bus. May in Greenville sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, make a trip to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Savannah

— 2 nights

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 20th (Thu): learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Forsyth Park, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Savannah to Corolla in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Savannah in May, you will find days in Corolla are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.