60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Bentonville
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Ponca
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Cotter
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
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Hot Springs
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Lafayette
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
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Mobile
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Orange Beach
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Montgomery
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Tupelo
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Huntsville
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Bentonville — 1 night

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 1st (Fri), get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Back 40. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, hike along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bentonville trip planner.

Atlanta to Bentonville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta to Bentonville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, things will get slightly colder in Bentonville: highs are around 59°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ponca.
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Ponca — 3 nights

When in Ponca, make a side trip to see Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall in Huntsville, approximately Huntsville away.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ponca itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bentonville to Ponca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cotter.
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Cotter — 2 nights

Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, immerse yourself in nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cotter trip site.

Traveling by car from Ponca to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cotter are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 5 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mountain View: Old Independence Regional Museum (in Batesville), Calico Rock Museum (in Calico Rock) and Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat). The adventure continues: walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, hike along Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and take an in-depth tour of Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cotter to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. March in Mountain View sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 6 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Arkansas State Capitol, Esse Purse Museum & Store, &more) and Morrilton (Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo & Cedar Falls Trail). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online journey planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hot Springs when traveling from Mountain View in March, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 5 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: New Iberia (Shadows-on-the-Teche & Rip Van Winkle Gardens), Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville) and Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, immerse yourself in nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Lafayette online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Lafayette takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, Lafayette is somewhat warmer than Hot Springs - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 10 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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lafayette in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Realizations - The Walter Anderson Shop (in Ocean Springs).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mobile vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Mobile hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 3 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, and make a trip to Bamahenge.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Orange Beach road trip planning site.

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 6 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise), Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (in Birmingham) and Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum (in Helena). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, get lost in a book at Alabama Department of Archives and History, explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, and steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In April in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tupelo.
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Tupelo — 7 nights

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tupelo: Amory Regional Museum (in Amory), Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum (in New Albany) and Starkville (Cobb Museum of Archaeology, The Cotton District, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Tupelo Veteran's Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bailey Woods Trail, and explore the activities along Enid Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tupelo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montgomery to Tupelo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 5 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield), Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park (in Gadsden) and Florence (Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House & University of North Alabama). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hays Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Huntsville road trip planning tool.

Drive from Tupelo to Huntsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Huntsville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · 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.
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Alabama travel guide

4.3
Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
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.
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Mississippi travel guide

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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.
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