43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryson City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Natchez
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
14
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
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Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville online attractions planner .

London, UK to Louisville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Louisville at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pigeon Forge vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Hartford, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

3
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Newfound Gap Road (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Andrews Bald Trail, stroll through Jump Off Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City tour builder site .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bryson City when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dry Falls, Whiteside Mountain
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Independent Musical Productions, then take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and finally get your game on at Rockaxe City Throwing Club.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville holiday tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Huntsville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bryson City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Huntsville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip website .

You can drive from Huntsville to Nashville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
day
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Natchez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Natchez: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, make a trip to French Quarter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

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Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Natchez in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, choose your vessel at Fun In The Sun Key West, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Speed Boats Tours, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savannah itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charleston sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & Virginia Capitol Building), Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to Williamsburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Charleston in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Newport News, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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