16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbia
— 1 night
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
3
Denver
— 3 nights
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
6
Chattanooga
— 3 nights

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Kittamaqundi and then identify plant and animal life at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Shrine of St. Anthony, take in the history at Monocacy National Battlefield, and then play a few rounds at Worthington Manor Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Columbia trip tool.

Washington DC to Columbia is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Columbia at 82°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Worthington Manor Golf Club, Monocacy National Battlefield, The Shrine of St. Anthony
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Monocacy National Battlefield ©
Monocacy National Battlefield
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Worthington Manor Golf Club ©
Worthington Manor Golf Club

2
nights
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Immaculate Conception Church and Old St. Patrick's Church. Step out of the city life by going to Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Columbia to New Orleans with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbia in August, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Evans Scenic Byway and Flatirons. Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing, Summit Lake Park, &more) and Easy Street Casino (in Central City). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Denver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Easy Street Casino, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 18th (Sun), take a stroll through Bricktown, then take an in-depth tour of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma and then get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City day trip website.

You can fly from Denver to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Oklahoma City. In August, Oklahoma City is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 91°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma
St. Joseph Old Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Old Cathedral

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carter House and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stones River National Battlefield and Carnton. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville route tool.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

3
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Get some cultural insight at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Chickamauga Battlefield. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Step out of Chattanooga to go to Ocoee and see Adventures Unlimited, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Rock City Gardens, Adventures Unlimited, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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