51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 5 nights
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Louisville
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs
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New Orleans — 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stop by Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans. Traveling from Melbourne in April, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Baton Rouge — 2 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens and then stroll around North Boulevard Town Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Key West.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Key West — 5 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.
Step out of Key West with an excursion to Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baton Rouge to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baton Rouge to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baton Rouge in April since evenings lows in Key West dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Tavernier (Florida Keys Flats Fishing & Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center), Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more) and Island Dolphin Care (in Key Largo). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
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Orlando — 6 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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, discover the magic at Epcot, and cool off at Discovery Cove.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando day trip planning website.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in April, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:

Jekyll Island — 2 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Georgia Adventure Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jekyll Island online route planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Jekyll Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Orlando in April, plan for little chillier days in Jekyll Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Savannah — 5 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Saint Simons Island (Fort Frederica National Monument, Christ Church, &more) and Temple Beth Tefilloh (in Brunswick). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Louisville.
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Louisville — 5 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Cedar Sink Trail, &more), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and NCM Motorsports Park (in Bowling Green). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Savannah to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savannah in May; daily highs in Louisville reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lexington.
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Lexington — 4 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles), Berea Pinnacles (in Berea) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Taylor Made Farm, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, try your luck at Keeneland, and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Monte Sano Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Mooresville, don't miss a visit to Old Decatur Historic District, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wheeler Lake.

Find out how to plan Huntsville trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Huntsville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 4 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Montgomery (Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 3 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, gain insight at Garland County Library, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, and trek along Grand Promenade.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip maker tool.

Getting from Birmingham to Hot Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
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.
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Florida travel guide

4.3
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.
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Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
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.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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