8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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— 1 night
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
— 1 night
Key West
— 1 night
New Orleans
— 3 nights


Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills.

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Tulsa to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Pigeon Forge — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

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You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.
Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Savannah — 1 night

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
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You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Savannah, with lows of 70°F. You will leave for Key West on the 14th (Wed).
Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Nightlife

Key West — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for gifts at Peppers of Key West, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Hemingway Rum Company.

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Getting from Savannah to Key West by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 80°F in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

New Orleans — 3 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: take a stroll through Royal Street, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and stop by Frenchmen Street.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · 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.

Georgia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Louisiana travel guide

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.