8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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West Palm Beach
— 1 night
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Fly to Atlanta, Shuttle to Calhoun, Taxi to Blue Ridge
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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West Palm Beach

— 1 night

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Rosemary Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and then get to know the resident critters at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.

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Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in West Palm Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 2 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and then look for gifts at Village Peddler Women's Boutique and Cabin Decor. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

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Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from West Palm Beach to Blue Ridge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Palm Beach in May; daily highs in Blue Ridge reach 78°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 17th (Mon), view the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then walk around Piedmont Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Blue Ridge to Atlanta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Blue Ridge in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Atlanta, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Gulf Shores

— 2 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Alabama Point East, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online tour builder.

You can fly from Atlanta to Gulf Shores in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Gulf Shores is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.