39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Ligonier
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Pittsburgh
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Lewisburg
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Shenandoah National Park
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Burlington
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Pisgah Forest
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Cedar Mountain
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Tellico Plains
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Stone Mountain
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Jackson
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Biloxi
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New Orleans
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally examine the collection at The Franklin Institute. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, don't miss a visit to B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip tool.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ligonier.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ligonier

— 2 nights
Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 15th (Mon), hit the slopes at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ligonier tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Ligonier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ligonier, with lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ligonier

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and finally stop by Strip District. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online travel route planner.

You can drive from Ligonier to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Lewisburg

— 3 nights
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 3,830 at the 2010 census. Your inner history buff will appreciate Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum and Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Watts Roost Vineyard and Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lewisburg: Falling Springs Waterfall (in Covington), Jefferson Pools (in Warm Springs) and The Salt Cave and Spa (in White Sulphur Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Hill and Holler Bicycle Works, see the interesting displays at Tinglers Mill, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, and identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier.

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Getting from Pittsburgh to Lewisburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. February in Lewisburg sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): Head underground at Grand Caverns, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then make a trip to Dean Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, then make a trip to The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum, then get engrossed in the history at James Madison Museum, and finally look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lewisburg to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Lewisburg in February, expect Shenandoah National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, do a tasting at Grove Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Ayr Mount Historic Site. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Textile Heritage Museum, do a tasting at Starrlight Mead, then identify plant and animal life at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Burlington takes 4 hours. February in Burlington sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Burlington

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest

— 2 nights
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get outside with Davidson River Outfitters, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bold Rock Hard Cider, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Looking Glass Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle of Forestry, take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisgah Forest online trip maker.

Getting from Burlington to Pisgah Forest by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cedar Mountain.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cedar Mountain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fred W. Symmes Chapel, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Caesars Head State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Victoria Valley Vineyard, surround yourself with nature on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jones Gap State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cedar Mountain trip planner.

Cedar Mountain is just a stone's throw from Pisgah Forest. In February in Cedar Mountain, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Cedar Mountain

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get some cultural insight at Little Greenbrier School and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Visiting Rainbow Falls Trail and Newfound Gap Road will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Mountain to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. March in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Tellico Plains

— 1 night
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Baby Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, and then cruise along Cherohala Skyway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Charles Hall Museum, then get a dose of the wild on The Lost Sea Adventure, and then do a tasting at Savannah Oaks Winery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tellico Plains online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Tellico Plains. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Stone Mountain.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Stone Mountain

— 6 nights
Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. Get some cultural insight at VIP Southern Tours and Candler Field Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Quinlan Visual Arts Center and Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stone Mountain: North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula), Crawford W Long Museum (in Jefferson) and Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, get curious at Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center, get engrossed in the history at Sautee Nacoochee Center, and examine the collection at Eagle Tavern Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stone Mountain vacation planning website.

Getting from Tellico Plains to Stone Mountain by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Tellico Plains in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Stone Mountain, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Stone Mountain

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, then explore the galleries of Eudora Welty House and Garden, then explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, and finally stop by Lemuria Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Mississippi Petrified Forest, make a trip to Old Greyhound Bus Station, then take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jackson vacation planner.

Getting from Stone Mountain to Jackson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stone Mountain to Jackson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stone Mountain in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jackson, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Biloxi

— 2 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Biloxi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Beauvoir, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Biloxi Lighthouse Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Gulf Islands National Seashore, see the interesting displays at Ocean Springs Museum of History, then try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, and finally try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Biloxi tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Biloxi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Jackson in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Biloxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Biloxi

Casinos · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Jackson Square. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Chalmette National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, wander the streets of Royal Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip app.

Traveling by car from Biloxi to New Orleans takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Biloxi, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

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.

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.