29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Norfolk
Drive:  4 h
1
Chapel Hill
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Mobile
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Columbus
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Get outdoors at Conservators Center and Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Step out of Chapel Hill with an excursion to White Pines Nature Preserve in Sanford--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, view the masterpieces at FRANK Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and learn about winemaking at Starrlight Mead.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill online trip maker.

Norfolk to Chapel Hill is an approximately 4- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Norfolk in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Chapel Hill. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hillsborough, Pittsboro, White Pines Nature Preserve, Conservators Center
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve ©
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: H Clark Distillery (in Thompson s Station) and Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chapel Hill to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Moss-Wright Park, H Clark Distillery, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Overton Park, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Overton Park ©
Overton Park

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 28th (Mon), visit Bricktown, pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaza District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, then get outside with Hog Wild, then do a tasting at Canadian River Winery, and finally examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oklahoma City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Oklahoma City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hog Wild, Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, Canadian River Winery
Highlights from your plan
Plaza District ©
Plaza District
Hog Wild ©
Hog Wild
Canadian River Winery ©
Canadian River Winery

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and KOLI Equestrian Center. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: The Bajada Nature Trail (in Scottsdale) and Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Liberty Wildlife, get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co.

Planning Phoenix trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Oklahoma City to Phoenix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Phoenix. In October, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Arizona Distilling Co, KOLI Equestrian Center, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Take a break from the city and head to Natural Bridge Caverns and The Y.O. Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Austin (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, &more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, identify plant and animal life at Medina River Natural Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning app.

Fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. November in San Antonio sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Austin, The Y.O. Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Y.O. Ranch ©
The Y.O. Ranch
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
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.
Visiting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Crosby Arboretum will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday app.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Crosby Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Mobile

Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Navarre (Panhandle Butterfly House & Navarre Beach), Rollins Distillery (in Gulf Breeze) and Alabama Coastal Birding Trail (in Gulf Shores).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from New Orleans to Mobile in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Mobile to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Mobile

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Navarre, Scuba & Snorkeling, Rollins Distillery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center and Cochran Mill Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Dauset Trails (in Jackson), Richland Rum (in Richland) and Reynolds Nature Preserve (in Morrow). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, take in the pleasant sights at Columbus Botanical Garden, and grab your bike and head to Columbus Fall Line Trace.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Columbus vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mobile to Columbus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mobile to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dauset Trails, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Cochran Mill Nature Center, Richland Rum, Reynolds Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center ©
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
Reynolds Nature Preserve ©
Reynolds Nature Preserve
Cochran Mill Nature Center ©
Cochran Mill Nature Center

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