24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  1​h
1
Galveston
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Helen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Tybee Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
8
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Biloxi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Galveston

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Galveston is known for historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, cast your line with a fishing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planning site .

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. May in Galveston sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

1
night
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): try to win big at Gold Strike Casino, try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, and then examine the collection at Blues and Legends Hall of Fame.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tunica tour planner.

Getting from Galveston to Tunica by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Galveston in May since evenings lows in Tunica dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Gold Strike Casino ©
Gold Strike Casino

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Coosa Landing Recreational Park (in Gadsden), Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (in Anniston) and Wheeler Lake (in Decatur). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tunica to Birmingham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Birmingham sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Coosa Landing Recreational Park, Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail, Wheeler Lake
Highlights from your plan
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont), Ellijay (Mountain Valley Farm & Build an Ark Animal Rescue) and Bartram Trail (in Clayton). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, stroll around Meeks Park, have some family-friendly fun at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, and look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Mountain Falconry.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helen tour planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Helen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Traveling from Birmingham to Helen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Birmingham in May since evenings lows in Helen dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellijay, Blairsville, Minnehaha Falls, Skylake Galleries, Bartram Trail
Highlights from your plan
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Berry College Campus (in Rome). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta vacation maker.

You can drive from Helen to Atlanta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Helen in May since evenings lows in Atlanta dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hills & Dales Estate, Berry College Campus
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Simons Island (Christ Church & Wesley Memorial & Gardens) and Jekyll Island (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Jekyll Island Trail System). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savannah online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Atlanta to Savannah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2
nights
Tybee Island

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 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Inferno, and finally kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savannah River Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tybee Island visit planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Tybee Island in an hour. In May in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Holmes Medical Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then take an in-depth tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and finally stroll the grounds of Confederate Rest Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tybee Island to Gulf Shores takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tybee Island to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Mobile, Fairhope Avenue, Holmes Medical Museum, Confederate Rest Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

2
nights
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, then get outside with Dailey Charters, then make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, and finally play a few rounds at Fallen Oak Golf Course. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church, stroll around War Memorial Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Biloxi online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Biloxi are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church, Dailey Charters, Fallen Oak Golf Course, War Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Fallen Oak Golf Course ©
Fallen Oak Golf Course
Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Fishing Charters & Tours

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