28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Panama City Beach
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Ridgeland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Panama City Beach

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Longwood, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Natchez itinerary planner.

Panama City Beach to Natchez is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Natchez is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Natchez are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 14th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Vicksburg National Military Park, don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Vicksburg itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals ©
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): try your luck at Gold Strike Casino and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino. On your second day here, try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and then try to win big at Tunica Roadhouse Casino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Memphis trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to West Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in West Memphis sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Gold Strike Casino ©
Gold Strike Casino

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then stroll through Big Dam Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: get your bearings at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then browse the eclectic array of goods at River Market District, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, and finally stroll through Riverfront Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Little Rock travel planning tool .

Drive from West Memphis to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©

2
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Garland County Library, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. On your second day here, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online itinerary planner .

Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, catch a live performance at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Fairfield Bay Marina and then contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View day trip planning app .

Drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. August in Mountain View sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fairfield Bay Marina, Greers Ferry Lake, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, and finally explore the activities along Beaver Lake. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Basin Spring Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs online holiday planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and finally ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip tool .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Branson in 1.5 hours. In August in Branson, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): gain insight at Kaleidoscope, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Kauffman Stadium. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Union Station, and finally wander the streets of Country Club Plaza.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City road trip app .

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium, then admire all the interesting features of Missouri Botanical Garden, and then stop by West County Center.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dismals Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall and then admire the majestic nature at Joe Wheeler State Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Florence sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ivy Green, Joe Wheeler State Park, Dismals Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Dismals Canyon ©
Dismals Canyon
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Florence to Nashville in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, and then see the interesting displays at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Tombigbee State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Tishomingo State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tupelo day trip tool .

Fly from Nashville to Tupelo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tupelo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ridgeland.

Things to do in Tupelo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tishomingo State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tombigbee State Park ©
Tombigbee State Park
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

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Ridgeland

Ridgeland ©
Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. On the 7th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Mississippi State Capitol, and finally look for gifts at Repeat Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ridgeland road trip planning app .

You can drive from Tupelo to Ridgeland in 3 hours. In September in Ridgeland, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ridgeland

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum
Mississippi State Capitol ©
Mississippi State Capitol

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