27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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New Orleans
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Jackson
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Mobile
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Montgomery
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Birmingham
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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
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Asheville
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New Orleans

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Audubon Aquarium of the Americas as well as Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, walk around New Orleans City Park, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

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Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in December, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jackson itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mobile.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums

Mobile

— 3 nights
Pensacola Beach has been added to your itinerary. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier (in Gulf Shores) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach).

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mobile trip maker site.

Getting from Jackson to Mobile by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Mobile, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Alabama Safari Park, Coca-Cola Space Science Center and National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and then engage your brain at Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Montgomery travel route builder website.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Montgomery. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 4 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Caverns State Park, U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Ave Maria Grotto. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Birmingham sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mammoth Cave, Jack Daniel's Distillery, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 10°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Island in Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online route planner.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. January in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pisgah National Forest, Falls Park on the Reedy and Biltmore. Step out of Asheville to go to Chimney Rock and see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Asheville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Asheville takes 2 hours. In January in Asheville, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

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.