25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key West
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Little Mulberry Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Atlanta travel planner.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then get a tailor-made plan with Red Clay Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard (in Blaine), Bush's Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Newfound Gap Road). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Eagle Springs Winery, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In December, Pigeon Forge is slightly colder than Birmingham - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit planning tool.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Asheville in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Place, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in December, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, savor the flavors at Carolina Tasting Room, and then don't miss a visit to Historic River Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, 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 take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 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.
Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 5 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.
Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (in Marathon). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and make a trip to Duval Street.

Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

4.3
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

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.