8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lynchburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
4
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Waco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Bowen Plantation House.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nashville online trip builder .

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Mansker's Station
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Historic Mansker's Station ©
Historic Mansker's Station

1
night
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along The Elk River, then walk around Stone Bridge Park, then learn about winemaking at Lynchburg Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cave Spring Hollow.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Lynchburg trip tool .

Drive from Nashville to Lynchburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Lynchburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Fayetteville
Highlights from your plan
Stone Bridge Park ©
Stone Bridge Park
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip app .

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Birmingham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Lynchburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Birmingham, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Galveston

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip site .

Getting from Birmingham to Galveston by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Birmingham in July, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then stop by Waterloo Records, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin travel route planning site .

Getting from Galveston to Austin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Galveston in July, expect nights in Austin to be little chillier, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 98°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 6th (Sat), get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and then stroll around Cameron Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Waco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 7th (Sun), make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then explore the activities along Lake Martin, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lafayette road trip site .

You can fly from Waco to Lafayette in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lafayette are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Martin, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans
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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip app .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

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