60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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New Orleans
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Birmingham
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Atlanta
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Tampa
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Key West
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West Palm Beach
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Orlando
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Jacksonville
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Savannah
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Charleston
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Charlotte
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Norfolk
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Richmond
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Washington DC
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Harrisburg
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Boston
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Portland
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Niagara Falls
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Detroit
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Chicago
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Saint Louis
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Nashville
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Memphis
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New Orleans — 4 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: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planning app.

Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Birmingham.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Birmingham — 1 day

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Vulcan Park and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Birmingham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from New Orleans to Birmingham in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in January; daily highs in Birmingham reach 53°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Atlanta.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Atlanta — 3 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tee off at Top Golf, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip maker site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tampa.
Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Tampa — 2 nights

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, then view the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and then take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium, stroll through Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then take a tour by water with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa day trip planning app.

You can fly from Atlanta to Tampa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Tampa at 71°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Key West.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Key West — 3 nights

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for sightseeing, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion Inn.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West road trip tool.

You can fly from Tampa to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to West Palm Beach.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

West Palm Beach — 3 nights

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
On the 20th (Thu), stroll through Loggerhead Marinelife Center, stroll through Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and then don't miss a visit to Atlantic Avenue. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, then browse the different shops at The Square, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit West Palm Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Key West to West Palm Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in West Palm Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

Orlando — 1 day

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 22nd (Sat), discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Palm Beach to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from West Palm Beach in January, with highs in Orlando at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 2 nights

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 23rd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and then look for gifts at Sweet Pete's Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Little Talbot Island State Park and then meet the residents at St. Augustine Wild Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville vacation planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Jacksonville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Jacksonville to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savannah.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping
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Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Hilton Head Island Bike Trails in Hilton Head, approximately Hilton Head away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jacksonville to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails
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Charleston — 2 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 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of H.L. Hunley Submarine, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planning site.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Charlotte — 4 nights

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.
Charlotte is known for museums, theme parks, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte holiday website.

Getting from Charleston to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in January, expect Charlotte to be little chillier, temps between 52°F and 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Norfolk.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Norfolk — 2 nights

Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nauticus, then step aboard Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Naval Station Norfolk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norfolk trip planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Norfolk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Norfolk, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Richmond — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then shop like a local with Carytown. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, stroll around Capitol Square Park, and then make a trip to Monument Avenue.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Norfolk to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Washington DC — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at White House, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday site.

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Harrisburg.
Museums

Harrisburg — 4 nights

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Explore Harrisburg's surroundings by going to Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Museum of History, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, and take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Harrisburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in February, things will get little chillier in Harrisburg: highs are around 41°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 11th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then get lost in a book at Rosenbach Museum and Library, and finally see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planning site.

Getting from Harrisburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and then go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To plan New York City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in New York City are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Boston — 2 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science, and finally stroll around Boston Common. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Boston at 39°F and lows at 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Portland — 2 nights

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 17th (Thu), stop by Old Port, then look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art and then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland attractions planning website.

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portland, with lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamburg Gaming (in Hamburg) and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (in Buffalo). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Portland to Niagara Falls by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Detroit.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
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Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 22nd (Tue), stop by Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy, step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Detroit road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Detroit, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In February in Chicago, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Saint Louis.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 26th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take an in-depth tour of Campbell House Museum, and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 45°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online attractions planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trip

Memphis — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art (in Clarksdale), Tupelo Automobile Museum (in Tupelo) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Memphis online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.