35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Drive:  11​h
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  33​h
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Wilmington

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Center for Birds of Prey and The Charleston Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Isle of Palms Beach. Step out of Charleston to go to Ravenel and see Caw Caw Interpretive Center, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston road trip website .

Wilmington to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Wilmington in June, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Isle of Palms Beach, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Mickve Israel Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hunting Island State Park (in Beaufort), Speed Boats Tours (in Hilton Head) and Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savannah day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island, Hunting Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Key West

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Vandenberg Wreck. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Smathers Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Key West Garden Club, and go for a walk through West Martello Tower.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key West journey builder .

Fly from Savannah to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Savannah in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ormond Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach at Daytona Beach and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Melbourne--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 73°F in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Street and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Get some cultural insight at Whitney Plantation and Jamie Hayes Gallery. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio journey planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
San Antonio Fire Museum ©
San Antonio Fire Museum

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The LINQ Promenade and Counts Kustoms. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from San Antonio to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Twin Peaks and Legion of Honor. Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Park Conservatory, wander the streets of Lincoln Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip planning site .

Fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Conservatory ©
Lincoln Park Conservatory

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then walk around Radnor Lake State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville itinerary maker .

You can fly from Chicago to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Arrington Vineyards, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and Outback Leather. Get in touch with nature at Dry Falls and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nashville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fowler's Clay Works, River Rafting & Tubing, Whiteside Mountain, Dry Falls
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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