31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Angola
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 5 nights
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Springfield
— 6 nights
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Drive to Scott AFB/Midamerica Airport, Fly to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Pensacola
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Pensacola
— 9 nights
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Santa Claus
— 1 night
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
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Angola

— 1 night
Angola is a city in Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Trine State Recreation Area, then tee off at Glendarin Hills Golf Club, then stop by Pickle Factory - Sechler's, and finally see the interesting displays at Wing House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village and then examine the collection at Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Angola trip itinerary maker app.

New York City to Angola is an approximately 10-hour car ride. In December, Angola is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Angola

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 3 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Step off the beaten path and head to Indiana Historical Society and kidscommons. Family-friendly places like Rhythm! Discovery Center and Scottish Rite Cathedral will thrill your kids. Step out of Indianapolis with an excursion to Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, stroll through Holliday Park, and appreciate the history behind 9-11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Angola to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jackson

— 5 nights
Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Discovery Playhouse and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old St.Vincent's Church and Riverfront Bridge Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Rendleman Orchards (in Alto Pass), Perry County Veterans Wall Of Honor (in Perryville) and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (in Marion). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of U.S. Custom House, admire the majestic nature at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, pause for some serene contemplation at McKendree Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Jackson in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Jackson due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in December: highs in Jackson hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Springfield

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park and Missouri Institute of Natural Science. Bring the kids along to Relics Antique Mall and Lost Valley Fish Hatchery & Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: James River Outfitters (in Galena) and Mountain Springs Trout Park (in Highlandville).

To find out how to plan a trip to Springfield, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Jackson

— 1 night
On the 30th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at eDen Spa & Salon, then see the interesting displays at Crisp Museum, and then stroll through Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson route planning site.

Getting from Springfield to Jackson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Jackson

Wildlife · Spas · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Pensacola

— 9 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Adventure Island. Attractions like Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and IntraCoastal Experience make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola: The Gulf Breeze ZOO (in Gulf Breeze), Bamahenge (in Elberta) and Gulf Shores (Spas & Wade Ward Nature Park). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Destin Commons, kick back and relax at Johnson Beach, get curious at Pensacola MESS Hall, and walk around Destin Dog Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jackson to Pensacola. Traveling from Jackson in December, things will get a bit warmer in Pensacola: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Claus

— 1 night
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and then admire all the interesting features of Santa Claus Land of Lights.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pensacola to Santa Claus in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Santa Claus due to the time zone difference. In January, Santa Claus is colder than Pensacola - with highs of 40°F and lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

White Sulphur Springs

— 2 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg, head outdoors with Hill and Holler Bicycle Works, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the White Sulphur Springs trip builder tool.

Getting from Santa Claus to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

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.