11 days in United States Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 1 day
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Savannah
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Tampa
— 1 day
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Pensacola Beach
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga — 1 day

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally stop by Moon Pie General Store.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip itinerary website.

Madison to Chattanooga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madison in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Chattanooga: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and finally find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Centennial Olympic Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Atlanta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Savannah.
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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then gain insight at SCADstory, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Atlanta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savannah, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jacksonville visit planning app.

Drive from Savannah to Jacksonville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, you will find days in Jacksonville are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). You will leave for Orlando on the 28th (Wed).
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Orlando — 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 28th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Epcot and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jacksonville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orlando, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 1 day

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 29th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Florida Aquarium and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooTampa at Lowry Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tampa are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Pensacola Beach.
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Pensacola Beach — 3 nights

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy Gulf Islands National Seashore and The Gulf Breeze ZOO. Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola Beach side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Perdido Key) and Navarre (Salt Water Cottage & Navarre Beach). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Gail A. Walsh Massage, contemplate the long history of Fort Pickens Area, and kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pensacola Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Tampa to Pensacola Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Pensacola Beach is minus 1 hour. In December, Pensacola Beach is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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