20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
Drive
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Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
Fly
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Miami
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tampa
— 1 night
Fly
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive
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Pensacola
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive

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Nashville — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Honky Tonk Central, Arrington Vineyards, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, and other attractions you added. Carter House and Historic Travellers Rest will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lane Motor Museum and Patsy Cline Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Nashville International Airport, Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field and Louisville Intercontinental. In April in Nashville, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Enterprise South Nature Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 1 night

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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church and then hike along McFarlane Nature Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta online road trip planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Atlanta are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Theodore Roosevelt Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Jacksonville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect nights in Jacksonville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, admire the natural beauty at Pinecrest Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Deering Estate, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miami itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jacksonville to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tampa.
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Tampa — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Morean Art Center, see the interesting displays at James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, then explore the world behind art at Imagine Museum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampa holiday site.

You can fly from Miami to Tampa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tallahassee.
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Tallahassee — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Grove Museum, then steep yourself in history at Knott House Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tallahassee journey maker website.

Getting from Tampa to Tallahassee by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in April, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Tallahassee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pensacola.
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Pensacola

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company and then pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pensacola route planner.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to Pensacola. In April in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and finally stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then get a new perspective on things with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Drive from Pensacola to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pensacola in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Houston.
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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 26th (Wed), play a few rounds at Hermann Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip maker tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wichita Falls.
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Wichita Falls — 1 night

Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by The Pecan Shed, hike along Holliday Creek Trails, and then look for all kinds of wild species at River Bend Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wichita Falls trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Houston to Wichita Falls in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Houston in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Wichita Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, then take an in-depth tour of I am Rt 66 Visitor Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo road trip planner.

You can drive from Wichita Falls to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Wichita Falls in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by The Candy Lady and then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lookout Mountain Preserve, then take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak, then trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 2 nights

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Cottonwood Spring and then trek along Arch Rock Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, hike along Split Rock, and then trek along Boy Scout Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in May; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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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