31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Thibodaux
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mamou
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Indianola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Tishomingo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Boone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Fredericksburg
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 15​min
16
Richmond
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Jackson Square, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thibodaux.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Thibodaux

Thibodaux ©
Thibodaux is a city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. On the 19th (Thu), admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thibodaux tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Thibodaux takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Thibodaux, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mamou.

Things to do in Thibodaux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

1
night
Mamou

Mamou ©
Mamou is a town in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Chicot State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mamou attractions app .

You can drive from Thibodaux to Mamou in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Thibodaux in April since evenings lows in Mamou dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Mamou

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chicot State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chicot State Park ©
Chicot State Park

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Natchez trip planner .

Getting from Mamou to Natchez by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Indianola.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oakland Plantation, Melrose Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oakland Plantation ©
Oakland Plantation
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation

1
night
Indianola

Indianola ©
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Indianola trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Natchez to Indianola in 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Graceland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore, and then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis itinerary site .

You can drive from Indianola to Memphis in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tishomingo.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Tishomingo

Tishomingo ©
Tishomingo is a town in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Tishomingo State Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tishomingo sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Memphis to Tishomingo in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tishomingo when traveling from Memphis in April, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Tishomingo

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tishomingo State Park ©
Tishomingo State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by car from Tishomingo to Nashville takes 3 hours. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimney Tops, Mount LeConte, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, and admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cherokee trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pigeon Forge in May since evenings lows in Cherokee dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway, and then learn about winemaking at Biltmore Estate. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Pisgah National Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville attractions planner .

Getting from Cherokee to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest

2
nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Elk Knob State Park and then take a peaceful walk through Cherokee National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boone online vacation planner .

Drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Boone, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Boone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherokee National Forest, Elk Knob State Park, Grandfather Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Elk Knob State Park ©
Elk Knob State Park
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at McLean House, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at High Bridge Trail State Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Appomattox trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Boone to Appomattox takes 4 hours. Traveling from Boone in May, you will find days in Appomattox are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Appomattox

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

High Bridge Trail State Park
Highlights from your plan
McLean House ©
McLean House

2
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, and then make a trip to Edinburg Mill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner .

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Luray takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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hours
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mary Washington House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luray to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
Mary Washington House ©
Mary Washington House

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get lost in a book at Library of Virginia, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then relax in the rural setting at Maymont, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at James River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Richmond trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maymont ©
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

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