7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Savannah
— 1 night
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Pensacola
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Tempe
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, then take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, and then get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savannah online holiday builder.

New York City to Savannah is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Savannah: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pensacola

— 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, then stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blue Morning Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pensacola online trip builder.

You can fly from Savannah to Pensacola in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, then wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pensacola to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Pensacola in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, then take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, and then stroll through Water Wall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Houston, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tempe.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Nature

Tempe

— 1 night
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, then brush up on your military savvy at Commemorative Air Force Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tempe driving holiday app.

Fly from Houston to Tempe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Tempe due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Tempe are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Tempe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs travel planner.

Fly from Tempe to Manitou Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tempe in January; daily highs in Manitou Springs reach 43°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

El Paso County travel guide

4.3
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.