36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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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.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip site.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, get outside with Brookside Guides, and take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asheville day trip website.

Getting from Chicago to Asheville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Asheville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then savor the flavors at Carolina Tasting Room. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally shop like a local with Savannah Historic District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah online trip builder.

Getting from Asheville to Savannah by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect Savannah to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston tour site.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and cool off at Discovery Cove.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Miami

— 1 night

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 28th (Wed): stop by Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning tool.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Natchez Garden Club. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Natchez Brewing Company and then contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Natchez trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Natchez takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Natchez due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Natchez. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, indulge your taste buds at Red Clay Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Natchez to Birmingham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then get outside with Kids Space. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, see what you can catch with John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service, and then don't miss a visit to Art on the Lake.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Birmingham to Huntsville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Huntsville

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) (in Woodstock), Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay) and Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, take a memorable tour with North Georgia Canopy Tours, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta itinerary planner.

Fly from Huntsville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 · Historic Sites
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.