26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kitty Hawk
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Chapel Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
5
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
9
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Kitty Hawk

1
night
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Downtown Chapel Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Coker Arboretum, then examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and finally gain insight at University of North Carolina. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden, and then view the masterpieces at FRANK Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chapel Hill trip itinerary builder tool .

Kitty Hawk to Chapel Hill is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kitty Hawk in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chapel Hill, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
University of North Carolina ©
University of North Carolina
Coker Arboretum ©
Coker Arboretum

2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Naval Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Columbus Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Little White House, engage your brain at Coca-Cola Space Science Center, and then learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

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You can fly from Chapel Hill to Columbus in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Little White House
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Little White House ©
Little White House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around New Orleans City Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Columbus to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg) and Austin (The Driskill & Texas State Capitol). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in San Antonio hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Austin, National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Tombstone (Tombstone's Historama & O.K. Corral). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and get your game on at Will You Escape?.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tucson journey app .

Getting from San Antonio to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Tucson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Tucson, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Tombstone
Highlights from your plan
Will You Escape? ©
Will You Escape?
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and then explore the galleries of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Oklahoma City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. In October, Oklahoma City is little chillier than Tucson - with highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology

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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc..

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville route maker website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

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nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Go for a jaunt from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park to see Skyline Drive about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Monticello, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, learn about winemaking at Trump Winery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Charlottesville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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