26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel planner
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Montgomery
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Gulf Shores
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Mobile
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New Orleans
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Baton Rouge
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Memphis
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
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Pigeon Forge
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Chimney Rock
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Asheville
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Myrtle Beach
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Charleston
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Savannah
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Montgomery — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Hank Williams Museum, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and then browse the exhibits of Alabama State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery trip maker website.

Atlanta to Montgomery is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Montgomery is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores — 2 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 26th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and then take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Montgomery to Gulf Shores by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

Mobile Bay has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), stroll through Bellingrath Gardens and Home, explore the activities along Mobile Bay, and then take in the waterfront at Fairhope Municipal Pier. On the next day, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mobile trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then make a trip to French Quarter, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online vacation builder.

Getting from Mobile to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mobile in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 1 night

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louisiana State Archives, then browse the exhibits of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and then get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge travel route site.

Getting from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.
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Memphis — 3 nights

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.
Crystal Shrine Grotto has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Graceland and steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville itinerary maker app.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 1 night

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around World's Fair Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Knoxville online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Knoxville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Knoxville is 1 hour. In May in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky.

Find out how to plan Pigeon Forge trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Knoxville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chimney Rock.
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Chimney Rock — 1 night

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Rocky Broad Riverwalk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chimney Rock trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chimney Rock takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You've now added Biltmore to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Biltmore. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chimney Rock to Asheville by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 1 night

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Asheville to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in May, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You've now added Middleton Place to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Middleton Place. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Historic River Street, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Forsyth Park. On your second day here, wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then examine the collection at SCADstory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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