43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Branson
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 17 nights
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Ocean Isle Beach
— 4 nights
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Etowah
— 10 nights
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Kansas City
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Marysville
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Branson — 4 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge & Eureka Springs Historical Downtown). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through College of the Ozarks, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

Aurora to Branson is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aurora to Branson due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aurora in April; daily highs in Branson reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip website.

Getting from Branson to Nashville by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Branson in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.
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Florence — 17 nights

Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Swan Lake Iris Gardens (in Sumter), Pinehurst (Pinehurst Course Number 8 & Pinehurst Course Number 2) and Wyboo Golf Club (in Manning). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Congaree National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, stroll around Florence Veterans Park, and do a tasting at Cypress Bend Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence journey builder site.

Getting from Nashville to Florence by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocean Isle Beach.
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Ocean Isle Beach — 4 nights

Ocean Isle Beach is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean Isle Beach: Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Southport (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Southport Pier and RIverwalk). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Silver Coast Winery, play a few rounds at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club, stop by Callahan's of Calabash, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Coastal Carolina.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean Isle Beach trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Ocean Isle Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Ocean Isle Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Etowah.
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Etowah — 10 nights

Etowah is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Etowah: Pickens (Table Rock State Park & Soapstone Baptist Church), Cleveland (Caesars Head State Park, Victoria Valley Vineyard, &more) and Pisgah Forest (Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Rock, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls, look for gifts at The Hub and Backcountry Outdoors, featuring the Pisgah Tavern, and admire the majestic nature at Jones Gap State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Etowah online travel planner.

You can drive from Ocean Isle Beach to Etowah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ocean Isle Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Etowah, with lows of 53°F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 2 nights

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get advice or help at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, examine the collection at American Jazz Museum, and then take a stroll through Country Club Plaza.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City route maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etowah to Kansas City. The time zone difference when traveling from Etowah to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Etowah in June since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 69°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Marysville.
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Marysville — 2 nights

Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, Kansas, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Marshall County Historical. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Homestead National Historical Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Pony Express Barn & Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marysville tour planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Marysville in 3 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marysville, with lows of 63°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sun).
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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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