22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Tybee Island
— 1 night
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Stone Mountain
— 2 nights
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Helen
— 11 nights
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New Orleans

— 2 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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planner.

Buda to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Buda, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah Historic District and Webb Military Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coligny Beach and Burkes Beach. Step out of Savannah to go to Hilton Head and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Savannah takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Savannah due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Savannah: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Tybee Island

— 1 night
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island road trip planner.

Tybee Island is very close to Savannah. In July, daytime highs in Tybee Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stone Mountain.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Stone Mountain

— 2 nights
Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. Shop till you drop at Buford Highway Farmers Market and Mall of Georgia. Step out of the city life by going to Stone Mountain Park and Silver Comet Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Stone Mountain side-trips: The Spa at Chateau Elan (in Braselton) and Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Stone Mountain driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Stone Mountain takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tybee Island in July since evenings lows in Stone Mountain dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Stone Mountain

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Helen

— 11 nights

Georgia's Alpine Village

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sky Valley Overlook and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. Get some cultural insight at Crane Creek Vineyards and Serenberry Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helen: Blairsville (Union County Farmers Market, Brasstown Bald, &more), Murphy (Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Fields of the Wood, &more) and Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site (in Dahlonega). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, get outside with Carolina Outfitters, explore the world behind art at Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, and take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helen trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Stone Mountain to Helen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Stone Mountain in July: highs in Helen hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.