42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
2
Mobile
— 3 nights
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
4
Selma
— Few hours
5
Birmingham
— 2 nights
6
Atlanta
— 4 nights
7
Savannah
— 4 nights
8
Charleston
— 3 nights
9
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
10
Raleigh
— 4 nights
11
Norfolk
— 2 nights
12
Ocean City
— 2 nights
13
Baltimore
— 4 nights
14
Philadelphia
— 3 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Evergreen Plantation and New Orleans Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at The Presbytere.

Before you visit New Orleans, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montreal, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to New Orleans. Traveling from Montreal in April, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Joseph Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gulf State Park and Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Step out of Mobile with an excursion to Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores--about 58 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip builder site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Mobile to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get your bearings at Lowndes County Interpretive Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally make a trip to Court Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mobile to Montgomery by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lowndes County Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©
First White House of the Confederacy ©
First White House of the Confederacy
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

few
hours
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Selma Interpretive Center and then snap pictures at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Selma trip planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Selma by car takes about an hour. May in Selma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edmund Pettus Bridge ©
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Selma Interpretive Center ©
Selma Interpretive Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Avondale Brewing Company, thensample the tasty concoctions at Good People Brewing Company, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Selma to Birmingham in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Avondale Brewing Company ©
Avondale Brewing Company
Good People Brewing Company ©
Good People Brewing Company

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get some historical perspective at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Hills & Dales Estate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta and Centennial Olympic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Macon (St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Hay House, &more) and Biblical History Center (in LaGrange). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Philip, get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail, and stop by Virginia-Highland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Atlanta itinerary maker.

Drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macon, LaGrange, Silver Comet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll get in some beach time at Tybee Island Beach and The Sands. Get some historical perspective at Wormsloe Historic Site and Mickve Israel Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Bluffton (The Church of the Cross & Old Town Bluffton) and Beaufort (St. Helena's Anglican Church & Beaufort National Cemetery). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah road trip planning site.

Fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bluffton, Beaufort, The Sands, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Tybee Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, thencontemplate the long history of Fort Moultrie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boneyard Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning website.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boneyard Beach, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Warbird Park, thensteep yourself in history at Atalaya, thenkick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, and finally examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Grove Beach, learn about winemaking at La Belle Amie Vineyard, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

Plan a Myrtle Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Atalaya, Cherry Grove Beach, Litchfield Beach, La Belle Amie Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach
La Belle Amie Vineyard ©
La Belle Amie Vineyard

4
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Historic Oakwood. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, contemplate the long history of Mordecai Historic Park, and gain insight at North Carolina State University.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Raleigh, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Historic Oakwood
Historic Oakwood

2
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, thenstep aboard Battleship Wisconsin, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skystar Wheel. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with MacArthur Center, thenexamine the collection at Nauticus, and then appreciate the history behind Armed Forces Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Norfolk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Norfolk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Norfolk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Nauticus ©
Nauticus
MacArthur Center ©
MacArthur Center

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City, view the masterpieces at Flashback Old Time Photos, thensee the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Art League of Ocean City, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach. On the next day, play a few rounds at Eagle's Landing Golf Course, sample the fine beverages at Seacrets Distilling Company, and then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanic Fishing Pier.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ocean City journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Norfolk to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Norfolk in May, with highs in Ocean City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City ©
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City
Eagle's Landing Golf Course ©
Eagle's Landing Golf Course

4
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Step out of Baltimore to go to Washington DC and see National Portrait Gallery, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, see the interesting displays at American Visionary Art Museum, and take a stroll through Fell's Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore visit planner.

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Ocean City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Baltimore, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Christ Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Barnes Foundation and Museum of the American Revolution. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, deepen your understanding at National Museum of American Jewish History, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and stop by Independence Mall.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday builder tool.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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