60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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New Orleans
— 8 nights
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Breaux Bridge
— 3 nights
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Vicksburg
— 8 nights
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Montgomery
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 6 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 8 nights
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Memphis
— 7 nights
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New Orleans

— 8 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, stroll around New Orleans City Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary builder website.

Perth, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to New Orleans, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Breaux Bridge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Breaux Bridge

— 3 nights
Breaux Bridge is a small city in St. Get out of town with these interesting Breaux Bridge side-trips: Shadows-on-the-Teche (in New Iberia), Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette) and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park (in Saint Martinville). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, sample the tasty concoctions at Bayou Teche Brewing, and don't miss a visit to Evangeline Oak.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Breaux Bridge tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Breaux Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Breaux Bridge, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Breaux Bridge

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 8 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vicksburg: Natchez (First Presbyterian Church, St. Mary Basilica, &more), B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center (in Indianola) and Belmont Plantation (in Greenville). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge, don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, and take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg vacation planning app.

You can drive from Breaux Bridge to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Montgomery.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 6 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Lake Martin (in Alexander City), John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise) and Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center (in Tuskegee). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, stroll the grounds of Old Live Oak Cemetery, head outdoors with Lake Martin Recreation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montgomery, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vicksburg to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montgomery are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 6 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga), Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo) and Huntsville (U.S. Space and Rocket Center & Kids Space). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 5 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee), Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains) and Fort Loudoun State Park (in Vonore). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, Head underground at Ruby Falls, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Birmingham to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Nashville

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Balloon Rides & Leiper's Fork Distillery). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 8 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, stroll through Roaring Fork, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and explore and take pictures at Little River Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Memphis

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Oxford (Thacker Mountain Rail Trail & Lyceum-The Circle Historic District), Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Tupelo (Tupelo Automobile Museum, Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.