36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 1 day
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oakwood Bait & Tackle (in Oakwood), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, stop by Humble Pie Boutique, and meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Atlanta vacation app.

London, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Atlanta, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Atlanta at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jackson.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Jackson

— 2 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. On the 27th (Wed), head outdoors with Trustmark Park, walk around Winner's Circle Park, then get in on the family fun at DEFY Jackson (High Heaven), and finally stroll through Ridgeland Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then look for gifts at Lemuria Books, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to McRaven House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jackson visit planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Jackson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Jackson due to the time zone difference. July in Jackson sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 29th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then take in nature's colorful creations at Natchez Garden Club, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natchez National Historical Park.

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

Drive from Jackson to Natchez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Natchez are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 31st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and then get a dose of the wild on The Atchafalaya Experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip site.

You can drive from Natchez to Lafayette in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Orange Beach

— 3 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, stroll through Alabama Point East, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from New Orleans to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Orange Beach hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Miami

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then stroll through South Beach, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miami online route maker.

Getting from Orange Beach to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orange Beach to Miami due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Orlando

— 5 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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in August, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Inferno, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally walk around Forsyth Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savannah day trip website.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savannah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road, Rockefeller Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll through Fighting Creek Trail, stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip site.

Fly from Savannah to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Savannah in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

4.4
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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

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.