8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Biloxi
— 1 night
Fly
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Kissimmee
— 1 night
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then make a trip to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Trent Lott International Airport. April in New Orleans sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Dailey Charters, then steep yourself in history at Beauvoir, and then try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Biloxi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from New Orleans to Biloxi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Biloxi, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kissimmee.

Things to do in Biloxi

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kissimmee

— 1 night

Gateway to Fun

A popular vacation destination in the central part of Florida, Kissimmee's major claim to fame remains its sunny weather and proximity to a large Disney entertainment complex.
On the 19th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America, walk around Kissimmee Lakefront Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kissimmee trip simple and quick.

Getting from Biloxi to Kissimmee by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Biloxi to Kissimmee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Biloxi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Kissimmee, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Kissimmee

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 20th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and then cool off at Dollywood.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge visit app.

Getting from Kissimmee to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In April, Pigeon Forge is slightly colder than Kissimmee - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 22nd (Fri), expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip app.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Charleston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Charleston, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 23rd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Houston online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Houston due to the time zone difference. In April in Houston, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites

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

3.5
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.