58 days in Continental USA Itinerary

58 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Nashville
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Memphis
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Dallas
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Taos
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Baton Rouge
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New Orleans
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville — 5 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Tennessee Legend Distillery in Cookeville, approximately Cookeville away. There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Madurai, India to Nashville is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -11.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Madurai in February; daily highs in Nashville reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Memphis — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jackson (International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame and Museum & Samuel T Bryant Distillery). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, learn the secrets of beer at Tastin' 'Round Town, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Memphis are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dallas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trip

Dallas — 4 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Atomic Candy (in Denton), Historic Downtown McKinney (in McKinney) and Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery & Kimbell Art Museum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, relax and rejuvenate at I Love Kickboxing.com, and walk around Klyde Warren Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Taos.
Museums · Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then fly down the slopes at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taos trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Taos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dallas to Taos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in February, expect nights in Taos to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.
Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Santa Fe — 5 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Los Alamos (Pajarito Mountain Ski Area & Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: pick up some new knowledge with Liquid Light Glass, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, admire all the interesting features of Keshi, and stop by Barrio de Analco.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in February since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Albuquerque — 5 nights

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Simple and Sacred, sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bombs Away Beer Co..

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 16°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

San Antonio — 6 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and take in the history at Mission Espada.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online travel route planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in February, with highs in San Antonio at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trip

Austin — 6 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin with an excursion to Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and stroll around Mount Bonnell.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin travel planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Austin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Baton Rouge.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Baton Rouge — 5 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Change things up with these side-trips from Baton Rouge: National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville), Lafayette (Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, Vermilionville, &more) and Lake Martin (in Breaux Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, see the interesting displays at Louisiana State Archives, and take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge trip maker site.

You can fly from Austin to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

New Orleans — 8 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, walk around New Orleans City Park, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Gatlinburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg — 6 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway & Helicopter Tours). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg sightseeing app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from New Orleans in March, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Theme Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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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.

Texas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Mexico travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

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.