7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Rochester
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Rochester

— 1 day

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill and then sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rochester. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Rochester

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston online vacation planner.

You can fly from Rochester to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in August: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route planner.

Getting from Charleston to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 82°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Asheville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally hike along Bearwallow Mountain.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip planning site.

You can fly from Atlanta to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In August, Asheville is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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.

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.