48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 2 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
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Orlando
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Radnor Lake State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Lane Motor Museum and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The District, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville holiday builder app.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then go on a hair-raising tour with Backbeat Tours, and finally stop by A. Schwab.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis online road trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, then wander the streets of Plaza District, and then see the interesting displays at American Banjo Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, see the interesting displays at The American Pigeon Museum & Library, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at Clue Quest.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City attractions tool.

Getting from Memphis to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, then stop by Cavender's Boot City, then stop by U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, and finally contemplate the long history of Harrington House.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, Amarillo is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Houston

— 2 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rothko Chapel for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip website.

You can fly from Amarillo to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amarillo in October, with highs in Houston at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

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

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 9th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, stop by Kilwin's Chocolate and Ice Cream, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Bay Point Golf Club, kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, then step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, and finally make a trip to SkyWheel Panama City Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Panama City Beach to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Tampa

— 2 nights

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 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Tampa Bay History Center, then stroll through Bayshore Boulevard, and then take a stroll through Hyde Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ybor City State Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa planning tool.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Tampa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tampa, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Everglades National Park

— 1 night

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Flamingo, look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, then hike along Pineland Trail, and finally take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then examine the collection at Miccosukee Indian Village.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tampa to Everglades National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in October, Everglades National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Miami

— 3 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.
Britto Central and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Road and Perez Art Museum Miami. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miami online trip builder.

You can take a train from Everglades National Park to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood North Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and finally fly like a bird with Fort Lauderdale Watersports. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then get outside with JP Outfitters Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale vacation site.

You can drive from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Daytona Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Daytona, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, then don't miss a visit to Lillian Place Heritage Center, and finally stroll through Beach at Daytona Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway, admire the natural beauty at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, then see the interesting displays at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, and finally contemplate the long history of Mary Bethune Home.

To find out how to plan a trip to Daytona Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Daytona Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Orlando

— 21 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Cocoa Village. Head to International Drive and Florida Artists Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral), Apopka (Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail, West Orange Trail, &more) and Clermont (Lake Louisa State Park & Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Sebastian Inlet State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Rainbow Springs State Park, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Orlando takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — Nov 12:

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.