42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Selma
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Raleigh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Baltimore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  13​h
End: Lyon

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 Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Church Street Historic District. Get some historical perspective at Richards DAR House Museum and The Fort of Colonial Mobile. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Gulf Shores (Gulf State Park & Gulf Shores Public Beach). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bienville Square, and examine the collection at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mobile attractions planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Mobile by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Mobile to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lowndes County Interpretive Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Court Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy.

Planning Montgomery trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lowndes County Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
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. To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selma road trip planning app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Selma in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avondale Brewing Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Good People Brewing Company, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham holiday builder website .

Getting from Selma to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Swan House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centennial Olympic Park and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Macon (St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Hay House, & more) and LaGrange (Biblical History Center & Hills & Dales Estate). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail, explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, take a stroll through Virginia-Highland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Philip.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Atlanta online travel route planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macon, LaGrange, Silver Comet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Church of the Cross and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Visit Mickve Israel Temple and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island), Old Town Bluffton (in Bluffton) and The Sands (in Port Royal). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Andrew Low House, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah planning app .

Getting from Atlanta to Savannah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, and finally stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boneyard Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner .

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Boneyard Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Magnolia Cemetery ©
Magnolia Cemetery

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): see the interesting displays at Warbird Park, then steep yourself in history at Atalaya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Litchfield Beach, and finally examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, then indulge your taste buds at La Belle Amie Vineyard, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach travel route planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore hidden gems such as North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Historic Oakwood and Mordecai Historic Park are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in the exciting artwork at Artspace, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crank Arm Brewing Company, and admire all the interesting features of North Carolina State University.

Planning Raleigh trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in May, Raleigh is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mordecai Historic Park ©
Mordecai Historic Park
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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, explore and take pictures at Battleship Wisconsin, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skystar Wheel. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of MacArthur Center, then examine the collection at Nauticus, and then appreciate the history behind Armed Forces Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Norfolk tour planner .

You can drive from Raleigh to Norfolk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Norfolk are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City, view the masterpieces at Flashback Old Time Photos, then examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, then view the masterpieces at Art League of Ocean City, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Eagle's Landing Golf Course, sample the fine beverages at Seacrets Distilling Company, and then take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocean City trip builder tool .

Drive from Norfolk to Ocean City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Norfolk in May, things will get slightly colder in Ocean City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°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 Museums Golf
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Eagle's Landing Golf Course ©
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City ©

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort McHenry National Monument and Federal Hill Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Portrait Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (in Washington DC) and Old Town (in Alexandria). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fell's Point, examine the collection at American Visionary Art Museum, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip tool .

Drive from Ocean City to Baltimore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ocean City in June: highs in Baltimore hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toPhiladelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and National Museum of American Jewish History. Popular historic sites such as Elfreth's Alley and Masonic Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and admire the landmark architecture of City Hall Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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