38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see what you can catch with Key West Fishing Connection, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West online driving holiday planner.

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in November, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are much warmer (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 6 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.
Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kissimmee) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Have a day of magic on the 6th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and look for gifts at The Wine Room on Park Avenue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip app.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in November since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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 12th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with May River Excursions, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, then indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, and finally shop like a local with The Silver Garden Gallery. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, stroll around Forsyth Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savannah road trip planning app.

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Orlando in November, things will get little chillier in Savannah: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston route tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Falls Park on the Reedy, &more) and Tennessee Hills Distillery (in Jonesborough). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Asheville journey planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charleston in November: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 59°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial, Newfound Gap Road, &more). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pigeon Forge vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then visit Downtown Nashville, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Unique Horse Farm Tours (in Lexington) and Castle & Key Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Louisville driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in November: highs in Louisville hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, then explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and finally soothe aching muscles at The Yoga Place. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse and then catch a live performance at Woodlands Auditorium.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs journey site.

Fly from Louisville to Hot Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Hot Springs. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hot Springs when traveling from Louisville in November, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, then contemplate the long history of First Presbyterian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, and finally admire the natural beauty at Natchez Garden Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Natchez Brewing Company and then contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Natchez vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Natchez takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in December, you will find days in Natchez are somewhat warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then let your taste buds guide you at Red Clay Tours. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Birmingham vacation maker site.

You can drive from Natchez to Birmingham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers), Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula) and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Lilburn). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Atlanta online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Atlanta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

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.