33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Biloxi
— 1 night
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
Fly
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Beauvoir, try to win big at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, and then try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino.

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

Sydney, Australia to Biloxi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Biloxi, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Biloxi is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Biloxi

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and then stop by Souvenir City of Orange Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach journey website.

Traveling by car from Biloxi to Orange Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 2nd (Mon), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gardendale Flea Mall & Antique Center, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Birmingham driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Orange Beach in January, expect Birmingham to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Explore hidden gems such as Christmas Place and Roaring Fork. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Cades Cove, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in January; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York City

— 9 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Fire Island National Seashore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Butterfield Library (in Cold Spring), Lucas candies (in Haverstraw) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden, and browse the range of quality goods at T.J. Maxx.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City route maker tool.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in January, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House and then get a taste of the local shopping with West Side Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland itinerary builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cleveland to Mackinac Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Cleveland in January, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around -4°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Good Harbor Vineyards and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Lexington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 20th (Fri), do a tasting at Castle Hill Winery and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Traverse City to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Traverse City in January: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trip

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maker's Mark and Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Preservation Distillery (in Bardstown), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Frankfort (Capitol View Park & Buffalo Trace Distillery). There's more to do: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Centennial Park and Mammoth Cave. Step out of Nashville to go to Bowling Green and see Lost River Cave, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville journey builder.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, stop by Bricktown, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Oklahoma City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods

Dodge City

— 1 night
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along Dodge City Trail of Fame, examine the collection at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, and then get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dodge City holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Dodge City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in January: high temperatures in Dodge City hover around 9°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
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

4.3
History Museums · 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 · Theme Parks
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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.