22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
nights
Tampa

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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampa travel itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampa is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Tampa. In May, Tampa is warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Pass-a-Grille ©
Pass-a-Grille
Sunshine Skyway Bridge ©
Sunshine Skyway Bridge

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Marco Island) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Naples Botanical Garden and stop by Toucan's World.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Marco Island, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Vulcan Park and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Birmingham custom trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Birmingham by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in May, expect Birmingham to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Saint Blues Guitar Workshop and then stroll through Memphis Zoo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Saint Blues Guitar Workshop ©
Saint Blues Guitar Workshop

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mardi Gras World and then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette tour planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Lafayette by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Lafayette to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the fresh offerings at The Old Mill, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Lafayette to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in May: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Riley Waterfront Park and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, admire the natural beauty at Middleton Place, look for gifts at The Hidden Countship, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Charleston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Frazier History Museum, and then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Louisville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Louisville, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Frazier History Museum ©
Frazier History Museum

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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