9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Louisville
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Oxford

— 2 nights
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Southside Gallery and then look for gifts at Square Books.

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Charleston to Oxford is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Charleston to Oxford, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Oxford is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Garland County Library, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, make a trip to Arkansas Walk of Fame, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planner.

Getting from Oxford to Hot Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 29th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Herbaria, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally walk around Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Saint Louis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hot Springs in December, with highs in Saint Louis at 45°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the views from The Big Four Bridge and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goodwood Brewing, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.