8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Norfolk
— 1 night
Fly
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Savannah
— 1 night
Taxi to Hilton Head, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Tucson
— 1 night
Fly

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Norfolk

— 1 night
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg and then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk travel website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Norfolk. In October, daytime highs in Norfolk are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Norfolk

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 17th (Sun), wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Fly from Norfolk to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Norfolk in October: highs in Savannah hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

New Orleans

— 3 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Savannah to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Savannah in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 66°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 21st (Thu), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tucson.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Museums

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 22nd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online journey planner.

Fly from Houston to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Tucson. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

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.