45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 7 nights
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Birmingham
— 7 nights
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Jackson
— 7 nights
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 8 nights
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Mobile
— 7 nights
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Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Escapology Columbia (Vista) and Denton Farm Park. Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Columbia (South Carolina State Museum & Sea Lion Landing), Greensboro (Carolina History & Haunts & Skywild) and Richard Petty Driving Experience (in Concord). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kings Mountain National Military Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, get curious at Discovery Place Science, stop by M.Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, and have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte journey builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Charlotte. In December, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Carowinds ©
Theme Park
Carowinds
3.9

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: High Falls (in Geraldine), Jackson Lake Island (in Millbrook) and Montgomery (National Memorial for Peace and Justice & Legacy Museum). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planning website.

You can fly from Charlotte to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Legacy Museum
Must see
Legacy Museum
4.8

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Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Bring the kids along to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Longleaf Trace. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: Vicksburg (U.S.S. Cairo Museum & Texas Monument), Hattiesburg Station (in Hattiesburg) and Wild Country Safari Park (in Epps). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Mississippi Museum of Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson journey planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Jackson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Highlights from your trip
Enter/Locked Escape Rooms ©
Room Escape Game
Enter/Locked Escape Rooms
4.9
Longleaf Trace ©
Outdoor Activity
Longleaf Trace
5.0

8
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The National WWII Museum and Ghost & Vampire Tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour builder tool.

You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Jackson Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Jackson Square
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Bring the kids along to Acadian Village and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Venture out of the city with trips to Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery (in Pierre Part) and Louisiana Marketshops at the 115 (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, get engrossed in the history at Tupper Museum, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Baton Rouge when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Nottoway Plantation ©
Historic Site
Nottoway Plantation
4.1
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
4.8
RISE Escape Rooms ©
Room Escape Game
RISE Escape Rooms
4.9

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Mobile

Bring the kids along to North Star Sailing Charters and National Naval Aviation Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocean Springs Museum of History (in Ocean Springs), Escape LOL (in Cantonment) and Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (in Gulfport).

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Getting from Baton Rouge to Mobile by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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