21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
7
Pittsburgh
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Richmond
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
9
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Durham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Atlanta. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

1
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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham route planner .

You can drive from Atlanta to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Birmingham sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums

Side Trip

Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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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 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan

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night
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip planner .

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Louisville: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Artisan Distillery ©
Kentucky Artisan Distillery

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night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

You can fly from Louisville to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Houston. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Louisville in December; daily highs in Houston reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City attractions planning app .

Fly from Houston to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get cooler in Kansas City: highs are around 44°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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day
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven and then get your game on at LumberjAxes.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh holiday planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Pittsburgh in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

LumberjAxes
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 17th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at ARTWORKS Studios & Galleries, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Richmond in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: highs in Richmond hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
African Burial Ground ©
African Burial Ground

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and then look for gifts at Quirks of Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Williamsburg itinerary planner .

Take a train from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Durham.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durham itinerary planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Durham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Carolina Basketball Museum
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Buzzard Rock Trail, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Kings.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Durham to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Buzzard Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Video Game Rescue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Charlotte to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Jacksonville is a bit warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Video Game Rescue ©
Video Game Rescue

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Melbourne

Melbourne
Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in December, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 61°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampa sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Tampa

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

St. Petersburg
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Imagine Museum ©
Imagine Museum

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sarasota National Cemetery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the majestic nature at Ted Sperling Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at The Ringling, and then get outside with Inshore Addict Charters.

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Getting from Tampa to Sarasota by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siesta Beach, Cortez Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

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