28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Berea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Cartersville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like French Quarter and The National WWII Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mardi Gras World and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Edgard--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stop by Kitchen Witch, take a stroll through Royal Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel planner.

Los Angeles to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crabtree Falls and Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rockbridge Vineyard and Barren Ridge Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Staunton (The Camera Heritage Museum & Woodrow Wilson Birthplace), Nellysford (Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery & Bold Rock Hard Cider) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baton Rouge to Charlottesville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to Charlottesville due to the time zone difference. In February, Charlottesville is little chillier than Baton Rouge - with highs of 48°F and lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Staunton, Nellysford, Barren Ridge Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyard, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery ©
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery
Barren Ridge Vineyards ©
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards ©
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Appreciate the collections at Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and Edmondston-Alston House. Shop till you drop at The Hidden Countship and Lowcountry Olive Oil. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and steep yourself in history at Lowcountry Walking Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston travel planner.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Charleston in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Charlottesville in February, with highs in Charleston at 62°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Franklin on Foot and Tennessee State Museum. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Arrington Vineyards in Arrington--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Hatch Show Print, examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charleston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in February, with highs in Nashville at 53°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, and finally examine the collection at Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nashville in February, expect nights in Mammoth Cave National Park to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Berea.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cave City
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum ©
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

1
night
Berea

Berea ©
Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Berea Arts Council, stop by Old Town Fudge Factory, then don't miss a visit to Boone Trace Marker, then relax in the rural setting at Tater Knob Pottery and Farm, and finally take a peaceful walk through Berea Pinnacles.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berea custom trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Berea in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Berea sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Berea

Nature Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Berea Arts Council ©
Berea Arts Council
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm
Old Town Fudge Factory ©
Old Town Fudge Factory

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 27th (Tue), stop by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then wander the streets of Old Louisville.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Berea to Louisville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartersville.

Things to do in Louisville

Outdoors Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©

3
nights
Cartersville

Cartersville ©
Cartersville is a city in Bartow County in the U.S. Serenberry Vineyards and Old Car City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Green Willow Soap and Taste of Amish. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartersville: Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock), Falls Branch Falls (in Cherrylog) and Engelheim Vineyard (in Ellijay). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Prater's Mill and explore the striking landscape of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cartersville vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Louisville to Cartersville. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in February: highs in Cartersville hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Cartersville

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ellijay, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Serenberry Vineyards, Falls Branch Falls, Prater's Mill
Highlights from your plan
Old Car City ©
Old Car City

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Visit Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Beach at Daytona Beach for some beach relaxation. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach), North Brevard Historical Museum (in Titusville) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). The adventure continues: take a stroll through International Drive, revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, look for gifts at The LEGO Store, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Cartersville to Orlando with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cartersville in March, with highs in Orlando at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Posh Pineapple, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Stetson Mansion, Ron Jon Surf Shop
Highlights from your plan
International Drive ©
International Drive
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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