38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Step out of New York City to go to Poughkeepsie and see Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online route planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Escape the urban bustle at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Carova Beach. Wright Brothers National Memorial and Bodie Island Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: British Cemetery (in Ocracoke) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Corolla). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Nags Head, get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from New York City to Nags Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, British Cemetery, Carova Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then examine the collection at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, and then stroll around Broyhill Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor, ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then look for gifts at Mountain Dog, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Nags Head to Blowing Rock takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nags Head in July; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountain Dog, Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Zipline
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Urban Trail. Get outdoors at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner .

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Zipline, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Zipline

9
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Discovery Cove and Beach at Daytona Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Melbourne), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Ponce Inlet (Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum & Ponce Inlet Historical Museum). There's lots more to do: try out the rides at World of Disney, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando trip builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Cinderella Castle ©
Cinderella Castle
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), Biloxi (Fishing Charters & Tours & Ship Island) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Biloxi, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Fontainebleau State Park, Evergreen Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Kayaking & Canoeing
Garden District ©
Garden District

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at President James K. Polk Home & Museum and Stones River National Battlefield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns), Cumberland Caverns (in McMinnville) and McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and admire all the interesting features of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cumberland Caverns, Stones River National Battlefield, President James K. Polk Home & Museum, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Montgomery Bell State Park ©
Montgomery Bell State Park

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