40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
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Fuquay-Varina
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 6 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tellico Plains
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Beckley
— 3 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
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Weston
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Alexandria — 2 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon, walk around Waterfront Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria tour itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Alexandria. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 3rd (Mon), browse the exhibits of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, step aboard Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitty Hawk.
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Kitty Hawk — 2 nights

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll around Sandy Run Park, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Back Country Safari Tours, and finally look for gifts at Super Wings.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kitty Hawk trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Kitty Hawk in 2 hours. October in Kitty Hawk sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fuquay-Varina.
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Fuquay-Varina — 1 day

Fuquay-Varina is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. On the 7th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aviator Brewery, stroll around Bass Lake Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fainting Goat Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fuquay-Varina trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kitty Hawk to Fuquay-Varina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fuquay-Varina when traveling from Kitty Hawk in October, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, make a trip to Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

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You can drive from Fuquay-Varina to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fuquay-Varina in October, Charleston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 10th (Mon), take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, walk around Forsyth Park, then gain insight at SCADstory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 2 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to J. Johnson Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacksonville Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Atlantic Beach, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Little Talbot Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at Fernandina Beach.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Jacksonville trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 2 nights

St. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Flagler College, don't miss a visit to St. George Street, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip planner.

You can drive from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 6 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, St. James Catholic Cathedral, &more). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampa are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 2 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Statue, and finally try to win big at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery trip planner.

You can fly from Tampa to Montgomery in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Montgomery is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, then explore the galleries of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail, browse the exhibits of Vulcan Park and Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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Memphis — 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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Getting from Birmingham to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tellico Plains.
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Tellico Plains — 2 nights

Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at Baby Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tellico Plains trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to Tellico Plains in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Memphis in October, with highs in Tellico Plains at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Cider Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Little Bear Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tellico Plains to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tellico Plains in October since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Beckley.
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Beckley — 3 nights

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beckley: Endless Wall Trail (in Lansing), New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville) and Charleston (Shoney's Big Boy Museum, West Virginia State Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge National River, browse the exhibits of Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and stop by Tamarack Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Beckley day trip planning website.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Beckley in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Gatlinburg in November, plan for little chillier days in Beckley, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to White Sulphur Springs.
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White Sulphur Springs — 2 nights

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 6th (Sun), snap pictures at Humpback Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa, and then identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, then sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read White Sulphur Springs online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Beckley to White Sulphur Springs takes 1.5 hours. In November in White Sulphur Springs, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Weston.
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Weston — 2 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): gain some tasty knowledge on MannCave Distilling Inc., learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Weston trip planner.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Weston in 2.5 hours. In November in Weston, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.
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Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.
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