25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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New Orleans

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: walk around New Orleans City Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, stop by Garden District, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

Orlando to New Orleans is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, examine the collection at Hank Williams Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Montgomery when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alabama Constitution Village, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, steep yourself in history at Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, then learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and finally walk around Big Spring Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Huntsville tour planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Huntsville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Montgomery in December, expect Huntsville to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): listen to music at Fox Theatre, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and finally find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary site.

Getting from Huntsville to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Atlanta are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Asheville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Asheville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Asheville at 54°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Tours · Nature · Spas

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then engage your brain at Mystery Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock attractions planning website.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asheville in December: highs in Blowing Rock hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Attractions like Brookgreen Gardens and Sacred Willow Spa make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myrtle Beach and Ocean Drive Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Oak Island (Oak Island Beach & The Hoarders). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, kick back and relax at Grand Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost at Sea Memorial at Morse Park Landing, and take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Blowing Rock to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in December, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
We've included these beaches for you: Sullivan's Island Beach and Folly Beach Public Beach. Family-friendly places like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Aiken-Rhett House will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, browse the exhibits of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charleston driving holiday planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mingles, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Zachary Taylor and Sombrero Beach. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & San Pablo Catholic Church). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Savannah in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.