36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Richmond
— 6 nights
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Alpharetta
— 5 nights
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Tallahassee
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Richmond

— 6 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington DC (Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, White House, &more), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Colonial Williamsburg, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Richmond sightseeing planning website.

Newark to Richmond is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head

— 3 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Frisco Beach (in Frisco), Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nags Head online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Nags Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and finally stop by The Christmas Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, view the masterpieces at Dare County Arts Council, then visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manteo road trip planner.

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Nags Head. July in Manteo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Alpharetta.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Alpharetta

— 5 nights
Alpharetta is an affluent city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. Venture out of the city with trips to Bear Creek Adventures Mini Golf and Gem Mining (in Murphy), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ducktown) and Blue Ridge (Mercier Orchards & Grumpy Old Men Brewing). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, do a tasting at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, and walk around Sims Lake Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alpharetta trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Manteo to Alpharetta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Alpharetta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallahassee: The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy), St. George Island (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Saint George Island State Park, &more) and Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum (in Carrabelle).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee online visit planner.

Getting from Alpharetta to Tallahassee by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In July, daytime highs in Tallahassee are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, walk around New Orleans City Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Tallahassee to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tallahassee in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Houston

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook), 1886 Stafford Opera House (in Columbus) and Splashway Waterpark (in Sheridan). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Houston, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston journey builder site.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Houston hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 5 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, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Houston to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in July, expect nights in Charleston to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.