9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 day
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Biloxi
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
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Helen
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): walk around Smither Park, then trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. In April, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

3
nights
New Orleans

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

1
night
Biloxi

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi tour itinerary app.

Getting from New Orleans to Biloxi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Biloxi when traveling from New Orleans in April, with lows around 61°F. You'll set off for Athens on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Biloxi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

1
night
Athens

Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seney-Stovall Chapel, then take in the architecture and design of University of Georgia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bear Hollow Zoo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning app.

You can fly from Biloxi to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Biloxi in April, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

1
night
Helen

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Falls Trail, then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, then look for gifts at The Pickled Peach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen trip app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Helen takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in April, things will get slightly colder in Helen: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 8th (Wed), do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Sevier Distilling Company, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and finally appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helen to Gatlinburg takes 3.5 hours. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.