22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Smithfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Floyd
— 1 night
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Cabildo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Louisiana Music Factory and Rodrigue Studio. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Garden District, contemplate the long history of Our Sacred Stories, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Atlanta to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb) and SaltTreeYoga (in Ottawa). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and shop like a local with Wicker Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and City Hall Visitor Center. Head to Fifth Avenue and Kimmel Center for the Performing Artsfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Society Hill & Reading Terminal Market). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, stop by The Strand Bookstore, and stroll around Central Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning tool.

Fly from Chicago to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Head to Eastern Market and Artworksfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick's Catholic Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 19th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Quantico National Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then make a trip to Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No.4, and finally look for gifts at Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, explore the galleries of Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and then steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Smithfield.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Smithfield

— 1 night
Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads subregion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Boykin's Tavern, then steep yourself in history at 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally stop by The Christmas Store.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Smithfield online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Smithfield takes 2.5 hours. May in Smithfield sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Floyd.

Things to do in Smithfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Floyd

— 1 night
Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Finders Keepers, hunt for treasures at Floyd Farmers Market, then stop by Floyd Country Store, and finally view the masterpieces at Bell Gallery and Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Floyd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Smithfield to Floyd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Smithfield in May since evenings lows in Floyd dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Floyd

Shopping · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.