24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

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Fort Hood
— 1 night
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Round Rock
— 1 day
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hinesville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Macon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Carlisle

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Fort Hood

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at 1st Cavalry Division Museum and then get to know the resident critters at Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fort Hood travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Fort Hood. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Hood can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Round Rock.

Things to do in Fort Hood

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Round Rock

— 1 day
Round Rock is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, in Williamson County (with a small part in Travis), which is a part of the Greater Austin, Texas metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Hole, then cool off at Rock'n River Family Aquatic Center, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Play for all park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Round Rock planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Hood to Round Rock takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Round Rock can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Round Rock

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Nana's Attic, find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then meet the residents at Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo. On your second day here, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Drive from Round Rock to Houston in 3 hours. In July in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and find something for the whole family at Carousel Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Orlando trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hinesville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours

Hinesville

— 2 nights
Hinesville is a city in Liberty County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): walk around Bryant Commons, examine the collection at ITPA National Telephone Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Stewart Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, get to know the fascinating history of Butler Island Plantation, get engrossed in the history at Fort King George State Historic Site, then look for gifts at Georgia Peach World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Smallest Church in America.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hinesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Hinesville takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hinesville can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Hinesville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Macon

— 2 nights
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation, then see the interesting displays at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, then experience rural life at Lane Southern Orchards, and finally don't miss a visit to Fort Hawkins. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Rose Hill Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Hay House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and finally walk around Coleman Hill park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Macon route planner.

Drive from Hinesville to Macon in 3 hours. In July in Macon, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Family-friendly places like Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Atlanta to Stone Mountain to see Stone Mountain Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Georgia, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, and snap pictures at Jackson Street Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Atlanta online road trip planner.

You can drive from Macon to Atlanta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Atlanta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Skystar Wheel, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Virginia Beach Antique Mall, and finally kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Atlanta to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Carlisle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Carlisle

Carlisle is a borough and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start your trip to Carlisle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Carlisle takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Carlisle dip to 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.