38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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Mobile
— 5 nights
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Dothan
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Las Cruces — 3 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Explore Las Cruces' surroundings by going to Deming (Deming Luna Mimbres Museum & D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of White Sands National Monument, appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, ponder the design of Plaza de Las Cruces, and stroll around Veterans Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Las Cruces is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Las Cruces. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 4 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Louisiana State Archives (in Baton Rouge) and City of Crowley (in Crowley). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, get a dose of the wild on The Atchafalaya Experience, have fun at Lamson Park, and take in the views from Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

You can fly from Las Cruces to Lafayette in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Cruces to Lafayette due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Cruces in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lafayette, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 7 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to French Quarter, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Chase-N-Fins (in Pensacola Beach), The Gulf Breeze ZOO (in Gulf Breeze) and Pensacola (National Naval Aviation Museum, Beyond the Grape, &more).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mobile vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Mobile to be a bit cooler, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dothan.
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Dothan — 2 nights

Dothan is a city in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama, situated approximately west of the Georgia state line and north of Florida. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Shorter Mansion and then trek along John Henderson Family Park. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Landmark Park and then see some colorful creatures with South Wind Sailing.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dothan trip site.

Getting from Mobile to Dothan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 5 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee), National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (in Columbus) and JailHouse Brewing Company (in Hampton). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Biblical History Center, and learn the secrets of beer at Red Hare Brewing Company.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Atlanta trip simple and quick.

Drive from Dothan to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dothan to Atlanta. In April in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 6 nights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Little River Road, trek along Alum Cave Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gatlinburg Trail, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park visit planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Atlanta in April, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.
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Nashville — 5 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Chickasaw Trace County Park in Columbia--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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