33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Train
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive to Monroe Regional Airport, Fly to Guadalajara

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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen), Zipline (in Blue Ridge) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ducktown). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, identify plant and animal life at Stone Mountain Park, and don't miss a visit to National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Atlanta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Atlanta. Traveling from Guadalajara in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Atlanta: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Forecast Charters, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally walk around Forsyth Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Charleston.
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Charleston — 4 nights

Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach, and explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park), Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Wilmington (Cape Fear Spice Merchants, Room Escape Games, &more).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm (in Hendersonville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation website.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in July, plan for little chillier nights in Asheville, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

Venture out of the city with trips to Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky.

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You can drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lexington.
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Lexington — 4 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Louisville (Louisville Mega Cavern, Uptown Art, &more), Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles) and Danville (Wilderness Trail Distillery & The Great American Dollhouse Museum). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center, and relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip maker site.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Lexington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Lexington, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Change things up with a short trip to Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery.

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Getting from Lexington to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Lexington to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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Getting from Nashville to Orange Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Natchez.
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Natchez — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and finally admire the natural beauty at Natchez Garden Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Natchez takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Georgia travel guide

4.4
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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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.
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North Carolina travel guide

4.5
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.
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Tennessee travel guide

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

4.6
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

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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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Mississippi travel guide

3.5
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.
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