31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Peoria
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Alton
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Macon
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night
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Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
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Duck Key
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 3 nights
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Tampa
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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Biloxi
— 1 night
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New Orleans
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Lafayette
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Houston
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Dallas
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Tulsa
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Des Moines
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Peoria

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), grab your bike and head to River Trail of Illinois and then stroll around Tower Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Peoria day trip tool.

Minneapolis to Peoria is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get a bit warmer in Peoria: highs are around 39°F and lows about 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Alton.

Things to do in Peoria

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Alton

Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15mi north of St. On the 20th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Great Rivers Scenic Route.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Alton online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Peoria to Alton takes 3 hours. December in Alton sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Alton

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
The Gateway Arch has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

Before you visit Saint Louis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alton to Saint Louis by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.
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Nashville

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip app.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Nashville is a bit warmer than Saint Louis - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain and then sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga day trip app.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Macon.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Macon

— 1 night
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial Hill Cemetery.

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

You can drive from Atlanta to Macon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites

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Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Lafayette Square and then immerse yourself in nature at Skidaway Island State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip builder site.

You can drive from Macon to Savannah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Savannah sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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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 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ritchey Plaza, kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at New Smyrna Town Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Andy Romano Beachfront Park.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Daytona Beach online road trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Daytona Beach by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in December: high temperatures in Daytona Beach hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Fort Lauderdale

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at New River, then kick back and relax at Las Olas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale online attractions planner.

Drive from Daytona Beach to Fort Lauderdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fort Lauderdale when traveling from Daytona Beach in December, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duck Key.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Duck Key

— 1 night
Duck Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the middle Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Long Key State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Duck Key trip planner.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Duck Key by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Duck Key sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Duck Key

Nature · Parks

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Key West

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Dog Beach, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, then sample the fine beverages at Hemingway Rum -Papa's Pilar Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Higgs Beach and then admire the natural beauty at West Martello Tower.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Duck Key to Key West. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Fort Myers Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Hickory Beach Park, kick back and relax at Bonita Springs Public Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bonita Beach Dog Park. On your second day here, hike along Cullum’s Bonita Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulfside Beach, and then stroll through Tarpon Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort Myers Beach online vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Fort Myers Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Fort Myers Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along Bayshore Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fred Howard Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 2 nights
Get in touch with nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park and JR Alford Greenway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Talquin State Forest and Mashes Sands Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tallahassee day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Tallahassee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect Tallahassee to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mobile

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): walk around Bienville Square and then kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile online route planner.

You can drive from Tallahassee to Mobile in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallahassee to Mobile is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallahassee in January, you will find days in Mobile are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, stroll through Front Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Biloxi Lighthouse Pier, and finally stroll through Biloxi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi holiday planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Biloxi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Biloxi

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New Orleans day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Biloxi to New Orleans takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Biloxi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 51°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Palmetto Island State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Lafayette is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature · Parks

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Houston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lafayette to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In January in Houston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Nature · Parks
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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip website.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Dallas to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 37°F. You will leave for Tulsa on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

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Tulsa

— 2 nights

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll around Owen Park, then get some jogging in at River Parks, then stroll through Tall Chief Cove, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulsa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Tulsa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Tulsa hover around 50°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tulsa to Des Moines takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tulsa in January; daily highs in Des Moines reach 33°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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