27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Key West
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Key West sightseeing planner.

Orlando to Key West is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the top attractions with Happiness Bayou Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Key West in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Huntsville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Huntsville

— 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and finally head outdoors with Kids Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Big Spring Park, stroll through Harmony Park Safari, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage, and finally don't miss a visit to Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville route app.

Fly from New Orleans to Huntsville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Huntsville to be little chillier, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hen Wallow Water Falls (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

Drive from Huntsville to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, look for gifts at Kress Emporium, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Asheville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Asheville takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to Litchfield Beach and see Litchfield Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Myrtle Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Addam's Artifacts & Relic Hunting Adventures, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then head outdoors with Forecast Charters, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): shop like a local with Savannah Historic District, stroll around Forsyth Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hilton Head to Savannah by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.