24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Royal Street. Bring the kids along to French Quarter and The National WWII Museum. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New Orleans is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, then steep yourself in history at Choctaw Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clark Creek Natural Area, and then contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Natchez trip planning website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchez when traveling from New Orleans in April, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Emmett Till Interpretive Center, make a trip to The Crossroad, then shop like a local with Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Clarksdale trip tool.

Getting from Natchez to Clarksdale by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In April in Clarksdale, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then look for gifts at S.Y. Wilson and Company, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Collierville TN Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Graceland and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Memphis takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 23rd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bowie Nature Park, then view the masterpieces at The Copper Fox Gallery, then view the masterpieces at David Arms Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Country View Market.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Roaring Fork, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally hike along Alum Cave Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops Trail, and then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip maker website.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Roanoke

— 2 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chessie Nature Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military Memorabilia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with The Little Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Knob Recreational Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Roanoke online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Roanoke takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. April in Roanoke sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Roanoke

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luray

— 2 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Kennedy Peak Hike, shop like a local with Warehouse Art Gallery, and then shop like a local with Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Elkwallow Picnic Area, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at River District Arts.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luray tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Luray takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Luray are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday website.

You can drive from Luray to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Luray in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Central Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.