22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton
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Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biloxi
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bossier City
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tunica
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly
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New Haven
— 2 nights

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Sarasota

— 2 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sarasota trip builder site.

New Haven to Sarasota is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New Haven in January; daily highs in Sarasota reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Manatee Park, &more).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Fairhope Museum, don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue, and then stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Naples to Orange Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Naples to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Naples in January; daily highs in Orange Beach reach 61°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Biloxi

— 2 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
On the 3rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, then relax and rejuvenate at The Red Lily Spa, and then pause for some photo ops at Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Biloxi trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Orange Beach to Biloxi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Biloxi can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Biloxi

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Cabildo, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

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You can drive from Biloxi to New Orleans in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Biloxi in February, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 56°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Bossier City

— 1 night
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. On the 10th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church, and finally try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bossier City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Bossier City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bossier City when traveling from New Orleans in February, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bossier City

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), catch a live performance at Woodlands Auditorium, play a few rounds at Cortez Golf Course, and then gain insight at Garland County Library. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Riley Art Glass Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs online journey planner.

Getting from Bossier City to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In February, Hot Springs is little chillier than Bossier City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Tunica.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Tunica

— 1 night
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at Gold Strike Casino, try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, and then examine the collection at Tunica Museum.

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Drive from Hot Springs to Tunica in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. February in Tunica sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park and then get a tailor-made plan with Red Clay Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tunica to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tunica in February: highs in Birmingham hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Birmingham

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Winding Trails, then admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, and then look for gifts at HIckory Stick Bookshop. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, examine the collection at Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, then admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ilovekickboxing.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Haven trip planner.

You can fly from Birmingham to New Haven in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to New Haven is 1 hour. When traveling from Birmingham in February, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in New Haven: temperatures range from 39°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.