44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
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Makanda
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights

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Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and appreciate the history behind Norwegian Lady Statue.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

Thomaston to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sautee Nacoochee (Skylake Galleries, Old Sautee Store, &more), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Yonah Mountain Vineyards (in Cleveland). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, and admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Atlanta takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. November in Atlanta sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 6 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial & Newfound Gap Road). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Fri) at Dollywood. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House & Leiper's Fork Distillery). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nashville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Hazen Brigade Monument, then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, then explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center, and finally appreciate the history behind captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Beans Creek Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Home of George Dickel, then look for gifts at Southern Charm, and finally experience rural life at The Blueberry Patch.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Murfreesboro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Makanda.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Makanda

— 2 nights
Makanda is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. On the 8th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, then do a tasting at Blue Sky Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at StarView Vineyards, and finally make a trip to Bald Knob Cross of Peace. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Giant City State Park, then learn about winemaking at Alto Vineyards, then stop by Rendleman Orchards, and finally learn about winemaking at Rustle Hill Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Makanda online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Makanda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Murfreesboro in December; daily highs in Makanda reach 46°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Makanda

Wineries · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 5 nights

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.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, visit Lafayette Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip site.

Traveling by car from Makanda to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago holiday website.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in December: highs in Chicago hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Original Wisconsin Ducks, then make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, then go for a walk through Riverwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Baraboo Candy Company, then sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Baraboo Bluff Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells travel planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Wisconsin Dells to be slightly colder, temps between 30°F and 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Wineries · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of John Colter Memorial, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, then admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Fanning 66 Outpost. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Astral Glass Studio and Gallery, then learn about winemaking at White Mule Winery, and then do a tasting at Heinrichshaus Vineyard And Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wisconsin Dells to New Haven. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in December: high temperatures in New Haven hover around 44°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in New Haven

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & The Walmart Museum) and Thorncrown Chapel (in Eureka Springs). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Thu) at Silver Dollar City. There's much more to do: see the top attractions with VIP Tours of Branson, find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, visit Historic Downtown Branson, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Branson itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Haven to Branson in 4 hours. In December in Branson, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.