31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Tampa
— 1 night
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
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Panama City
— 1 night
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Pensacola
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Macon
— 1 night
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Jacksonville
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Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Morean Art Center, admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, take an in-depth tour of Florida Holocaust Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tampa Bay History Center, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa route maker app.

West Palm Beach to Tampa is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tampa are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Clearwater

— 2 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home and Sylvan Abbey Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Replay Amusement Museum, do a tasting at Aspirations Winery, then contemplate the long history of Pinellas County Heritage Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Philippe Park, kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, then take in the waterfront at Pier 60, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Clearwater driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Clearwater in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Railroad Square Art District, examine the collection at John G. Riley House & Museum, explore the world behind art at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, and finally steep yourself in history at Florida Governor's Mansion.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tallahassee online route planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Tallahassee by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tallahassee when traveling from Clearwater in May, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Panama City

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LCMS), do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, then take an in-depth tour of The Panama City Publishing Company Museum & Visitor Center, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Panama City visit planner.

You can drive from Tallahassee to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tallahassee to Panama City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tallahassee, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Panama City, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Pensacola

— 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
On the 6th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Barrancas National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Cemetery, and finally learn about winemaking at Beyond the Grape.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pensacola trip simple and quick.

Getting from Panama City to Pensacola by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Pensacola are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Pensacola

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Mobile

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Fire Museum, then stop by Oakleigh Historic District, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malbis Memorial Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mobile trip planner.

Drive from Pensacola to Mobile in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lake Lawn Metairie. Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Old River Road Plantation Adventure.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday tool.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mobile, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Mississippi History, view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Original First Baptist Church, then examine the collection at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Greyhound Bus Station.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson vacation planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Jackson to be slightly colder, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Get some historical perspective at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Tupelo Automobile Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Oxford (The University of Mississippi Museum & Rowan Oak), Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (in Corinth) and Clarksdale (The Delta Blues Museum & Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis route planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Campbell House Museum and Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park (in Defiance), Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center (in Saint Charles) and Blumenhof Winery (in Dutzow). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Jefferson Barracks Historic Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, and identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Lane Motor Museum and Frist Art Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stones River National Battlefield and Sam Davis Home. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Stones River National Cemetery (in Murfreesboro). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The George Jones, get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning tool.

Fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, learn about all things military at National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, and then steep yourself in history at Signal Point. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Coker Museum, see the interesting displays at Chattanooga Choo Choo, then see the interesting displays at Songbirds, then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Gordon-Lee Mansion.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 a sense of the local culture at Centennial Olympic Park and Stately Oaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Booth Western Art Museum and Swan House. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Georgia National Cemetery (in Canton), Tellus Science Museum (in Cartersville) and Arabia Mountain (in Lithonia). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, see the interesting displays at Carter Center, and grab your bike and head to Silver Comet Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip builder tool.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Atlanta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Macon.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Macon

— 1 night
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fort Hawkins, learn about all things military at Museum of Aviation, examine the collection at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, then steep yourself in history at Sidney Lanier Cottage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Macon tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Atlanta to Macon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Macon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, then get engrossed in the history at Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Kingsley Plantation, and finally tour or see a game at Ed Austin Regional Park. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Fish Amelia Island and then get a new perspective on nature at Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jacksonville trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Macon to Jacksonville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.