31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Weston
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Asheville
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Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and then shop like a local with West Virginia American Art Glass.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston attractions tool.

Washington DC to Weston is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Weston is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, stop by Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at U.S. Army Transportation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, then take an in-depth tour of Smith's Fort Plantation, and finally examine the collection at Virginia Musical Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg tour planning tool.

You can drive from Weston to Williamsburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Weston in May; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Charleston Museum and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Church in Charleston, and enjoy the sea views from Morris Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleston attractions site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charleston by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Mickve Israel Temple and American Prohibition Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and Georgia State Railroad Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Andrew Low House.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Let the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and City Hall. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip builder site.

Getting from Savannah to Orlando by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Orlando are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key), Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Marathon (Sombrero Reef & Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in May since evenings lows in Key West dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Wharf Ferris Wheel, then look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Indian & Sea Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Big Lagoon State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach travel tool.

You can fly from Key West to Orange Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key West to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in May, things will get slightly colder in Orange Beach: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Equal Justice Initiative, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then look and learn at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, and finally see the interesting displays at The MOOseum. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Start your trip to Montgomery by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Orange Beach to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham tour planning app.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Margaret Mitchell House, and then take a stroll through Virginia-Highland. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, then explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta. In May, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lotz House Museum and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Get some cultural insight at Lane Motor Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The George Jones, take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning site.

Getting from Atlanta to Nashville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at Biltmore and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Take a break from the city and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, shop like a local with Woolworth Walk, appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.