22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Helen
— 1 night
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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 20th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, take in the history at Carter House, view the masterpieces at The Copper Fox Gallery, then view the masterpieces at David Arms Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cheekwood.

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Manchester, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Nashville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

4
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.
Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Whitney Plantation and Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans route app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Beach Jerky, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Foley Art Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach travel route planning site .

You can drive from New Orleans to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Orange Beach are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Foley Art Center, Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, then examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Jekyll Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orange Beach to Jekyll Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some cultural insight at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Colonial Park Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Principle Gallery Charleston and The Citadel Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Boneyard Beach in Moores Landing (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Angel Oak Tree, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip website .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Angel Oak Tree, Folly Beach Public Beach, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, Fort Moultrie, Boneyard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Helen

Helen ©
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
On the 8th (Sat), stop by Old Sautee Store, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald Mountain, then shop like a local with Skylake Galleries, and finally admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sky Valley Overlook, sample the fine beverages at Moonrise Distillery, then immerse yourself in nature at Tallulah Gorge State Park, and finally shop like a local with Hickory Flat Pottery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Helen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Helen when traveling from Charleston in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sautee Nacoochee, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Brasstown Bald, Moonrise Distillery, Sky Valley Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

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