48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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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
— 21 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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 Frist Art Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The District, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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: fly; or take a bus. 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:
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Backbeat Tours ©
Backbeat Tours

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

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: 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:
Highlights from your plan
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ©
American Banjo Museum ©
American Banjo Museum
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum ©
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

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 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

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Harrington House ©
Harrington House

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Houston

Houston ©

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 Glenwood Cemetery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, explore the galleries of Rothko Chapel, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, and explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online trip maker.

Fly from Amarillo to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 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:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History
Armand Bayou Nature Center ©
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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 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

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum ©
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©

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 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

Nature · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

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Tampa

Tampa ©

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 · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tampa Bay History Center ©
Tampa Bay History Center
Henry B. Plant Museum ©
Henry B. Plant Museum
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ©
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©

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:
Highlights from your plan
Flamingo ©
Flamingo
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

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Miami

Miami ©

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 Wynwood. 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bal Harbor Beach, and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip website.

Take a train from Everglades National Park to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 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:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Wynwood ©
Wynwood

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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©

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 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:
Highlights from your plan
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) ©
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park ©

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©

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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Lillian Place Heritage Center ©
Lillian Place Heritage Center
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens ©
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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Orlando

Orlando ©

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 St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. Head to International Drive and The Florida Mallfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Clermont (Lake Louisa State Park & Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards), Cocoa Village (in Cocoa) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sebastian Inlet State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Rainbow Springs State Park, see the interesting displays at Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, and learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary maker app.

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

Things to do in Orlando

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — Nov 12:
Highlights from your plan
International Drive ©
International Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

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