47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
— 3 nights
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Let the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Downtown Nashville. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nashville is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Get some cultural insight at Graceland and Hampson Archeological Museum State Park. Visit National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Beale Street for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery (in Clarksdale), S.Y. Wilson and Company (in Arlington) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Memphis travel route planning app.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jackson

— 2 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Texas Monument, take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mississippi Petrified Forest, and then stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Memphis in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 3 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Oak Alley Plantation and Louisiana's Old State Capitol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House and Gardens. Take a break from Baton Rouge with a short trip to Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Capitol Park Museum - Louisiana State Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd.

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Drive from Jackson to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Garden District. Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chalmette National Historical Park, work some fitness into your day at Woldenberg Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in February, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Get some cultural insight at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, explore the galleries of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, and contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Montgomery online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Montgomery, with highs around 20°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Visit 16th Street Baptist Church and Ave Maria Grotto for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Harmony Park Safari (in Huntsville). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Birmingham day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

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 Centennial Olympic Park. Head to National Center for Civil and Human Rights and HomeGrown Decaturfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta holiday app.

Getting from Birmingham to Atlanta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Atlanta are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Head to Charleston City Market and MoonPie General Storefor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens are in your itinerary. Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charleston route maker site.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Charleston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pin Point Heritage Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Coligny Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savannah sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Charlotte

— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at NASCAR Hall of Fame and Carolinas Aviation Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Levine Museum of the New South and Discovery Place Science. The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Kings, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, get in on the family fun at Carowinds, and see the interesting displays at Hendrick Motorsports Complex.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savannah to Charlotte in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savannah in March: high temperatures in Charlotte hover around 20°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Richmond

— 3 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Colonial Williamsburg and St. John's Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Step out of Richmond to go to Newport News and see The Noland Trail, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Virginia Capitol Building and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Richmond in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for little chillier days in Richmond, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and Antietam National Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.