8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— Few hours
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Lynchburg
— 1 night
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
4
Galveston
— 1 night
5
Austin
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online route builder.

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along The Elk River, 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.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lynchburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Lynchburg takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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

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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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham day trip site.

You can drive from Lynchburg to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Lynchburg in July, Birmingham is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galveston road trip planning site.

Fly from Birmingham to Galveston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Birmingham in July since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
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 have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Getting from Galveston to Austin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in July, expect nights in Austin to be slightly colder, around 75°F, while days are a bit 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 · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and then walk around Cameron Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Waco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Waco are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Waco

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

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

Discover how to plan a Lafayette trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Waco to Lafayette by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Lafayette sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans attractions planner.

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lafayette in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · 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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