24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hempstead
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Bossier City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Hempstead

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night
Bossier City

Bossier City
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bossier City online vacation planner .

Hempstead to Bossier City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In May, daytime highs in Bossier City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Bossier City

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Caddo Parish Confederate Monument

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then browse the exhibits of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Memphis planner .

Fly from Bossier City to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then stop by The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

For maps and more tourist information, read Savannah road trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Savannah by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in May since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Twickenham, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and finally look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari and then tee off at Goose Pond Colony Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville itinerary builder .

You can fly from Savannah to Huntsville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Scottsboro
Highlights from your plan
Goose Pond Colony Resort ©
Goose Pond Colony Resort
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Paul, take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then browse the different shops at Riverchase Galleria, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kelly Ingram Park.

Plan a Birmingham trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Riverchase Galleria
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally try your luck at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka. On the next day, look for gifts at Priester's Pecans, steep yourself in history at The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip planning website .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montgomery are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, Priester's Pecans
Highlights from your plan
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 6th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, view the masterpieces at Pottery Central World Headquarters, then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gulf Shores Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Morgan State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then engage your brain at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip tool .

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Tanger Outlets Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Pottery Central World Headquarters ©

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and finally stop by The Best Stop Supermarket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then examine the collection at Conrad Rice Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lafayette trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulf Shores to Lafayette takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In June in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vacherie.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Iberia, Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, The Best Stop Supermarket, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then experience rural life at St. Joseph Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and finally steep yourself in history at San Francisco Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Madewood Plantation, take an in-depth tour of River Road African-American Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vacherie online visit planner .

Drive from Lafayette to Vacherie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Vacherie sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco Plantation, Madewood Plantation, River Road African-American Museum, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 13th (Thu): wander the streets of Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally take a stroll around Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Vacherie to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Vacherie in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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