60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
3
Dayton
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Abingdon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Morganton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Black Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anderson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hiawassee
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Chattanooga
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Birmingham
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Space Center Houston and Glenwood Cemetery. Do your shopping at Krolczyk Meat Market & Drive-In and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Tanger Outlets Galveston / Houston (in Texas City), Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington) and Butler Longhorn Museum (in League City). There's lots more to do: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Catholic Church, make a trip to The Heights Theater, and appreciate the history behind San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston tour builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Houston is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Houston due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Houston reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Butler Longhorn Museum, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, Tanger Outlets Galveston / Houston, Houston Premium Outlets, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

5
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Meyer May House and Water Street Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Nelson's Farm Market and Tanger Outlets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Holland (Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church & Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church), Out of the Box (in Zeeland) and J. Petter Galleries (in Douglas). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Kalamazoo Farmers Market, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, browse the different shops at RiverTown Crossings, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids itinerary site .

Fly from Houston to Grand Rapids in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Grand Rapids at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holland, Douglas, Out of the Box, Gilmore Car Museum, Allegan Antiques Market
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Nelson's Farm Market ©
Nelson's Farm Market

6
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Do your shopping at Jungle Jim's International Market and Rookwood Pottery Company. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Liberty Center (in Liberty Township), Cincinnati (Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Crossroads Church, & more) and Ohio Valley Antique Mall (in Fairfield). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, pause for some photo ops at Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Plaza, get to know the fascinating history of Aullwood Garden MetroPark, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dayton Mall.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dayton trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Grand Rapids to Dayton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dayton are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Dayton

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Fairfield, Aullwood Garden MetroPark, Liberty Center, Loveland Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market

4
nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Dickson Williams Mansion and Greene County History Museum will appeal to history buffs. Benjamin Walls Gallery and Downtown State Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Abingdon side-trips: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (in Glendale Springs), Saint Mary's Episcopal Church (in West Jefferson) and Virginia Creeper Trail (in Damascus). There's much more to do: stop by Abingdon Olive Oil Company, hunt for treasures at Abingdon Farmers Market, take an in-depth tour of Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and browse for treasures at Zephyr Antiques.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Abingdon itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Dayton to Abingdon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Morganton.

Things to do in Abingdon

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bristol, Greeneville, Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Christopher Taylor House
Highlights from your plan
Dickson Williams Mansion ©
Dickson Williams Mansion
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Birthplace of Country Music Museum ©

5
nights
Morganton

Morganton ©
Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Get some historical perspective at Cowpens National Battlefield and Maple Grove. Shop till you drop at Mast General Store and Caldwell Arts Council. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morganton: Blowing Rock (Flat Top Manor & Moses H. Cone Memorial Park), Abbott Farms (in Cowpens) and E.H. Sloop Chapel (in Crossnore). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Cleveland County Arts Council, get outside with Thermal Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bakers Mountain Park, and identify plant and animal life at Catawba River Greenway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Morganton trip maker website .

Getting from Abingdon to Morganton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Black Mountain.

Things to do in Morganton

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Hickory, Cleveland County Arts Council, E.H. Sloop Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield
E.H. Sloop Chapel ©
E.H. Sloop Chapel
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

3
nights
Black Mountain

Black Mountain ©
Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red House Studios and Art Gallery and Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mica Gallery and Ten Thousand Villages. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Black Mountain: Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery (in Saluda). There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Fishers Orchard, explore and take pictures at Sweet Betsy Farm, see the interesting displays at Swannanoa Valley Museum, and contemplate the long history of Green River Plantation.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Black Mountain day trip site .

Getting from Morganton to Black Mountain by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Black Mountain can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Anderson.

Things to do in Black Mountain

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mica Gallery, Green River Plantation, Sweet Betsy Farm, Ten Thousand Villages, Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Red House Studios and Art Gallery ©
Red House Studios and Art Gallery
Green River Plantation ©
Green River Plantation
Black Mountain Center for the Arts ©

3
nights
Anderson

Anderson ©
Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. Head to TD Saturday Market and Grady's Great Outdoorsfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Crossing and NewSpring Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anderson: Walhalla (Oconee Station State Historic Site & Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel) and Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Falls Park on the Reedy, & more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anderson trip planner.

You can drive from Black Mountain to Anderson in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Anderson when traveling from Black Mountain in June, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiawassee.

Things to do in Anderson

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Greenville, Walhalla
Highlights from your plan
Grady's Great Outdoors ©
Grady's Great Outdoors
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel ©
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
Oconee Station State Historic Site ©

6
nights
Hiawassee

Hiawassee ©
Hiawassee is the county seat of Towns County, Georgia, United States. Do your shopping at A Jones Company and Skylake Galleries. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery and Sky Valley Overlook. Get out of town with these interesting Hiawassee side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Clingmans Dome), The Bascom (in Highlands) and Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (in Blue Ridge). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Cottage Craftsman, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, shop like a local with Mark of the Potter, and get a new perspective on nature at Old Jail Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiawassee trip planner .

Getting from Anderson to Hiawassee by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Anderson in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hiawassee, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Hiawassee

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Bryson City, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clarkesville, A Jones Company, Skylake Galleries
Highlights from your plan
Deb Collins Gallery ©
Deb Collins Gallery
Sky Valley Overlook ©
Sky Valley Overlook
A Jones Company ©
A Jones Company

6
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Chattanooga National Cemetery. Head to Unclaimed Baggage Center and In-Town Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Chattanooga with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chattanooga Market, and steep yourself in history at Signal Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Hiawassee to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hiawassee in June since evenings lows in Chattanooga dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Signal Point, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Unclaimed Baggage Center, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Chattanooga National Cemetery ©
Chattanooga National Cemetery

11
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Ave Maria Grotto. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jim Reed Books and The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: St. Bernard Abbey (in Cullman), The Bessemer Hall of History Museum (in Bessemer) and Crooked Creek Civil War Museum (in Vinemont). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at The Market at Pepper Place, stroll the grounds of Alabama National Cemetery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Summit, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Birmingham. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cullman, Alabama National Cemetery, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Mountain Top Flea Market, Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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