55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 11 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
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Hilo
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Lahaina
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San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get some historical perspective at Mission San Jose and The Alamo. Let the collections at National Museum of the Pacific War and The Guenther House Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Main Street, Wildseed Farms, &more) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Antonio, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will appreciate LBJ Presidential Library and Elisabet Ney Museum. Bullock Texas State History Museum and Harry Ransom Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Austin to Fredericksburg to see Enchanted Rock State Natural Area about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, look for gifts at Waterloo Records, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin travel route planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, then get engrossed in the history at Rosalie Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Natchez road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Austin to Natchez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums

New Orleans

— 11 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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and French Quarter are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and contemplate the long history of Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online road trip planner.

Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in May, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colonial Park Cemetery and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, approximately Darien away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Andrew Low House, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, and take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savannah road trip planning website.

Getting from New Orleans to Savannah by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Savannah due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savannah, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
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 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, then contemplate the long history of The Charleston Museum, then explore the galleries of Heyward-Washington House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Church, get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, get engrossed in the history at Confederate Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Circular Congregational Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Principle Gallery Charleston.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charleston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Head to Broadway at the Beach and MISC - Everything Murrells Inletfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Hopsewee Plantation and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Hampton Plantation State Historic Site (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and learn about all things military at Warbird Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach journey builder app.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bush's Visitor Center and Mill Bridge Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Rockefeller Memorial in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Forge Distillery, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge, and stop by Smoky Mountain Cat House.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Pigeon Forge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lane Motor Museum and Frist Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro), Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nashville travel route planning site.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Mission San Juan Capistrano and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Petersen Automotive Museum and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Newport Beach in Newport Beach (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, stop by Grand Central Market, shop like a local with The Grove, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles route maker website.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Hilo

— 4 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waipio Valley and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Relax by the water at Reeds Bay Beach Park and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see Kalapana about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Banyan Gallery, and examine the collection at Lyman Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo road trip website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Hilo in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hilo, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get outdoors at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Baby Beach. Popular historic sites such as Old Lahaina Courthouse and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Lahaina to go to Wailea and see Wailea Beach Path, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Whale Center of the Pacific, and take in the exciting artwork at Maui Hands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Sharks Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Haleiwa (Skydiving & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: walk around Waimanalo Beach, browse the exhibits of Queen Emma Summer Palace, browse the fresh offerings at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellows Field Beach Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.