28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Fort Pulaski National Monument are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coligny Beach and Tybee Island Beach. Take a break from Savannah with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hilton Head, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah travel itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Savannah is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect nights in Savannah to be little chillier, around 27°C, while days are much colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and South Union Shaker Village. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

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

Getting from Savannah to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, South Union Shaker Village
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Old Mill and River Rafting & Tubing. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Titanic Museum Attraction. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip maker .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In August, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trips

Titanic Museum Attraction, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 11th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, admire all the interesting features of Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Mesa Verde National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Appreciate the collections at Draper Natural History Museum and Cody Firearms Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cody side-trips: Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery (in Red Lodge) and Meeteetse Museums (in Meeteetse). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cody trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Cody in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August: highs in Cody hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Powell, Meeteetse Museums, Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Front Street, stroll through Elberta Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Royal Farms, Inc., then see the interesting displays at Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cody to Traverse City in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Royal Farms, Inc., Elberta Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some cultural insight at Whaling Museum and Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cisco Beach and Great Point Light. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer, visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Wauwinet.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nantucket trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Nantucket takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get some historical perspective at Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive Historic District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Breakers and Misquamicut State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Mystic Seaport (in Mystic). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Goosewing Beach Preserve.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newport road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Newport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Goosewing Beach Preserve, Mystic Seaport Museum, Misquamicut State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Visit Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City attractions planner .

Drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Newport in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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