31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Indianapolis International Airport, Drive to Bloomington
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Bloomington
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Roanoke
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Little Rock
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Bloomington

— 3 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint), The Miller House and Garden (in Columbus) and Art Sanctuary of Indiana (in Martinsville). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Indiana University, examine the collection at Wylie House Museum, do a tasting at Oliver Winery, and trek along Pate Hollow Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloomington journey planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bloomington is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Bloomington. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Bloomington at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 4 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louisville (Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory & Louisville Mega Cavern), Kentucky Artisan Distillery (in Crestwood) and Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & The Calvary Cemetery). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bloomington to Cincinnati in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, then pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and finally admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Shopping

Roanoke

— 3 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Change things up with these side-trips from Roanoke: The Salt Cave and Spa (in White Sulphur Springs), Cascade Falls (in Pembroke) and Falling Springs Waterfall (in Covington). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Roanoke Pinball Museum, and gain insight at Virginia Military Institute.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke journey site.

You can drive from Charleston to Roanoke in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 13th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, then get outside with The Green, then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and finally find something for the whole family at Carowinds. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science and then walk around Village Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte travel planner.

Getting from Roanoke to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and design of Cocky Statue, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Lion Landing, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Columbia Brew Bus.

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

You can drive from Charlotte to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Columbia are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Columbia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Love Dogs and Cats Too (in Blue Ridge), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Ducktown (River Rafting & Tubing & Ducktown Basin Museum). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip app.

Getting from Columbia to Atlanta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, and finally walk around Wright Brothers Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery road trip planning app.

Getting from Atlanta to Montgomery by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jackson.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. On the 22nd (Sun), trek along Ridgeland Bike Trail, then shop like a local with Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and finally find something for the whole family at DEFY Jackson (High Heaven).

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson road trip planning website.

Getting from Montgomery to Jackson by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Rock

— 3 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Hot Springs (Lake Ouachita & Anthony Chapel). There's still lots to do: make a trip to One Thai Spa, see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum & Store, stroll around Riverfront Park, and pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Little Rock trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jackson to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Tall Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville route planning website.

You can fly from Little Rock to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.