36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
+3
bus + train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 21 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Shreveport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
End: Ocean City

21
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Visiting New River Gorge National River and Zipline will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Daniel Vineyards. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Whipple Company Store and Museum (in Scarbro), Summersville Lake Lighthouse (in Mount Nebo) and Beckley (Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, and get outside with Appalachian Power Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charleston online journey planner .

Ocean City to Charleston is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Charleston are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Weston, Beckley, Marietta, Parkersburg, Athens
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West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 15th (Sun), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally stop by The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
Greenville is a small city and the county seat of Washington County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Greenville Cypress Preserve, examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of Washington County Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Belmont Plantation, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Chicot State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Century of History Museum at the Hebrew Union Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nashville to Greenville. In December, daytime highs in Greenville are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Lake Chicot State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chicot State Park ©
Lake Chicot State Park
Belmont Plantation ©
Belmont Plantation

1
night
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get curious at Sci-Port Discovery Center, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shreveport itinerary builder app .

Drive from Greenville to Shreveport in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shreveport are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Meadows Museum of Art ©
Meadows Museum of Art

3
nights
New Orleans

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.
Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Woldenberg Park. For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Faulkner House Books. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour planner .

Traveling by car from Shreveport to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Shreveport in December, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do your shopping at Newbury Street and Thames Glass. Take a break from the city and head to Cliff Walk and Purgatory Chasm. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Salisbury Rail Trail (in Salisbury) and The Breakers (in Newport). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a stroll through North End, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Boston. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Boston, with highs around 43°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Salisbury Rail Trail, Purgatory Chasm, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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