30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fly to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field), Drive to Pelham
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Pelham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 6 nights
Fly to Austin, Bus to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive to Killeen, Fly to Detroit

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Pelham — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cowan Railroad Museum and Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center. Go for a jaunt from Pelham to Estill Springs to see Grandaddy's Farm about 38 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pelham holiday builder site.

Detroit to Pelham is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Pelham due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montgomery.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife
Side Trips

Montgomery — 2 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. National Memorial for Peace and Justice has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lowndes County Interpretive Center, then browse for treasures at Prattville Pickers, then appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Court Square. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, and finally ponder the design of Court Square Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelham to Montgomery takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Montgomery are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Birmingham.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Birmingham — 2 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of St. Paul and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Explore hidden gems such as Bass Pro Shop and Negro Southern League Museum. Go for a jaunt from Birmingham to Albertville to see Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River and see the interesting displays at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Birmingham day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips

New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Appreciate the collections at Whitney Plantation and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Immaculate Conception Church and Lake Lawn Metairie. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Biloxi (Beau Rivage Casino & Biloxi Beach) and Kelinci Spa & Boutique (in Long Beach). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and examine the collection at Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation maker website.

You can fly from Birmingham to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 59°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Baton Rouge — 6 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Head to The Best Stop Supermarket and Red Stick Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at LSP Museum and LSU Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Saint Francisville (Audubon State Historic Site, Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, &more), National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville) and Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Louisiana State Archives, take in the views from Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at University Lake, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tin Roof Brewery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Baton Rouge, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

San Antonio — 3 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, sample the fine beverages at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, then stop by San Antonio Shoemakers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Toilet Seat Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Caliente Hot Glass, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Catholic Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel route builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Baton Rouge to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Classes
Side Trips

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Mary's Church High Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Texas Quilt Museum and Austin Brewery Tours. Go for a jaunt from Austin to Salado to see Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Antonelli's Cheese Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Austin Nature & Science Center, and view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip planning app.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 3 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Head to Der Kuchen Laden and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc.for plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pioneer Museum and LBJ Texas White House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale) and Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Calais Winery, walk around Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 39°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.