29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  20​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Montgomery
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
St. Petersburg, Florida
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h
8
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Miami Beach, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Paphos

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Jackson Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Royal Street. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to New Orleans is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paphos in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Eudora Welty House and Garden, then stop by Lemuria Books, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Outlets of Mississippi.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Jackson hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Outlets of Mississippi
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Eudora Welty House and Garden ©
Eudora Welty House and Garden
Outlets of Mississippi ©
Outlets of Mississippi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and then steep yourself in history at S.Y. Wilson and Company. On your second day here, make a trip to Graceland and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Memphis day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

S.Y. Wilson and Company
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 202, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Carter Vintage Guitars.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Gallery 202 ©
Gallery 202

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, then view the masterpieces at Naked Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Naked Art Gallery ©
Naked Art Gallery
Alabama Veterans Memorial Park ©
Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Equal Justice Initiative, then steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

Plan trip to Montgomery with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Montgomery sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Equal Justice Initiative ©
Equal Justice Initiative

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Duncan McClellan Gallery and Graphi-ko Gallery. Do your shopping at Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture and St. Petersburg Clay Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Petersburg: Sarasota National Cemetery (in Sarasota), Stirling Art Studios and Gallery (in Dunedin) and Philippe Park (in Safety Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Imagine Museum and view the masterpieces at Maykel Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Montgomery to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montgomery in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in St. Petersburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philippe Park, Maykel Art Gallery, Stirling Art Studios and Gallery, Sarasota National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Imagine Museum ©
Imagine Museum
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Key West Potteryfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at 7 Artists & Friends and Collections Key West capture your imagination. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see Artists in Paradise Gallery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with Art On Duval Key West, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Petersburg to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Artists in Paradise Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
nights
Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Collins Avenue, stroll through Lincoln Road, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip site .

You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 209, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tiffani Taylor Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah attractions planning app .

Getting from Miami Beach to Savannah by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Savannah, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, stop by Yunhong Chopsticks, and make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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