40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
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Fort Worth
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Bandera
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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New Braunfels
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Austin
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
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Savannah
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Charleston
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Myrtle Beach
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Durham
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Asheville
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Nashville
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New York City
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Dallas — 3 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Katy Trail. Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Ray Roberts Lake State Park in Pilot Point, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas online travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Dallas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Dallas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Worth.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Fort Worth — 2 nights

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site and then trek along Granbury Hike & Bike Trail. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Log Cabin Village and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Trinity Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort Worth road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
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Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get in touch with nature at Barton Springs Pool and Willow City Loop. Step off the beaten path and head to Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (in Marble Falls), Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet) and Colorado Bend State Park (in Bend). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Driskill, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bandera.
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Bandera — 2 nights

Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Rancho Cortez Day Trips and then trek along Bandera City Park. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife, then hike along Lost Maples East Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bandera travel planner.

Getting from Austin to Bandera by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in October, Bandera is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and finally tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip site.

Drive from Bandera to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bandera in October, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Braunfels.
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New Braunfels — 2 nights

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Landa Park, surround yourself with nature on Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Jacob's Well Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): gain some tasty knowledge on Cypress Creek Reserve, tee off at Lockhart State Park, and then snap pictures at Faust Street Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Braunfels trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to New Braunfels in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in New Braunfels sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Austin.
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Austin

On the 1st (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from New Braunfels to Austin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 4 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get outdoors at Radnor Lake State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Nashville to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.
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Blue Ridge — 2 nights

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): experience rural life at Mercier Orchards and then snap pictures at Toccoa River Swinging Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, trek along Raven Cliff Falls, and then trek along Dukes Creek Falls Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge online journey planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Blue Ridge in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Blue Ridge due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get outdoors at F. D. Roosevelt State Park and Top Golf. Discover out-of-the-way places like Atlanta Botanical Garden and Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Go for a jaunt from Atlanta to Peachtree City to see Golf Cart Paths about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Silver Comet Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Atlanta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Savannah.
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Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visiting Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Wormsloe Historic Site will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like May River Excursions and Skidaway Island State Park. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Folly Field Beach Park in Hilton Head, approximately Hilton Head away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savannah planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Kiawah Island. Get in touch with nature at Edisto Beach State Park and Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area in Edisto Island, about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour and surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charleston day trip app.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Grand Strand, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Drive Beach.

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Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durham.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Durham — 1 night

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Riverwalk, steep yourself in history at Stagville State Historic Site, and then walk around Durham Central Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Durham online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Durham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Myrtle Beach in November since evenings lows in Durham dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker.

Traveling by car from Durham to Asheville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and then stroll through Middle Prong Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.
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Nashville

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for New York City on the 19th (Sat).
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the striking features of The Oculus, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in November, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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
History Museums · 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.