33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to London Heathrow

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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chicago Riverwalk and Riverwalk Lot. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Name Cathedral and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of the Sacred Heart (in South Bend), Centennial Beach (in Naperville) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

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London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity, snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge, then stroll through Texas Monument, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg day trip website.

Fly from Chicago to Vicksburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vicksburg: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks

Gulf Shores

— 2 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and then take in the waterfront at Wade Ward Nature Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then steep yourself in history at Swift- Coles Historic Home, then grab your bike and head to Fort Morgan Road Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Gulf Shores in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Orange Beach

— 3 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Indian & Sea Museum and Foley Railroad Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Alligator Alley and Alabama Point East. Step out of Orange Beach to go to Fairhope and see Fairhope Museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the galleries of Holmes Medical Museum, and kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach route planner.

Orange Beach is just a short distance from Gulf Shores. In July in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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 cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Visit Key West Garden Club and West Martello Tower for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key), Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Orange Beach to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orange Beach to Key West is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orange Beach in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Anhinga Trail and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and South Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Molasses Reef (in Key Largo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Coligny Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Pulaski National Monument and First African Baptist Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (in Hilton Head). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, take an in-depth tour of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip maker website.

Getting from Miami to Savannah by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visiting Angel Oak Tree and Folly Beach Public Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Charleston Museum and Nathaniel Russell House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

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

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cherry Grove Beach and Myrtle Beach. Get in touch with nature at Huntington Beach State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach day trip planning tool.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and The North Carolina Arboretum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Woolworth Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Grandfather Mountain (in Linville) and High Mountain Expeditions (in Boone). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in the dramatic scenery at Sliding Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville planning app.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Asheville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, Asheville is little chillier than Myrtle Beach - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Corolla trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Asheville in August, Corolla is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.