40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Montgomery
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7 h
13
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
15
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & Sombrero Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online route maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon, National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Magic Kingdom Park and Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Savannah reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 11th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at South Carolina Aquarium and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston day trip tool.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Folly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
South Carolina Aquarium ©
South Carolina Aquarium

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Museum of Interesting Things. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and make a trip to Katharine Hepburn Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charleston in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kids will enjoy National Zoological Park and National Air and Space Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, get a taste of life in the country at Rocking S Ranch, and then fly down the slopes at Inside Ski Training Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Antietam National Battlefield and then take some stellar pictures from Split Rock Overlook.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Washington DC in April, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cascade Falls, Antietam National Battlefield, Inside Ski Training Center, Rocking S Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Inside Ski Training Center ©
Inside Ski Training Center
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 22nd (Thu), walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, then steep yourself in history at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then stroll around Windsor Castle Park. On your second day here, trek along The Noland Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in April, expect Williamsburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Smithfield, Newport News
Highlights from your plan
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, then shop like a local with Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Biltmore, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

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Fly from Williamsburg to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Williamsburg in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Asheville, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Wineries Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Zipline
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and then cool off at Dollywood. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge.

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You can drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ©
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 28th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nashville Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nashville Zoo ©
Nashville Zoo
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then examine the collection at The MOOseum, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery visit website.

Getting from Nashville to Montgomery by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nashville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Montgomery, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, then take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchez sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Montgomery to Natchez takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Natchez are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall

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.
Attractions like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Natchez, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural Bridge Caverns and Texas State Capitol. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Austin (The Driskill & Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in San Antonio are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Austin
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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