21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Vicksburg
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 3 nights

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Birmingham

— 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville), Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla) and Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham itinerary tool.

Thomaston to Birmingham is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Thomaston to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 4 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Natchez (Old South Winery & Longwood). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, examine the collection at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, raise your glass at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, and witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg route builder site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Vicksburg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vicksburg to New Orleans by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vicksburg in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hot Springs.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Hot Springs

— 3 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hot Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Hot Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Hot Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Christ of the Ozarks, &more). There's much more to do: see the top attractions with VIP Tours of Branson, look for gifts at Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10, admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hot Springs in October, with highs in Branson at 71°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.