From New York to New Orleans in 24 days. One week of city tripping in NY and Washington DC, followed by a road trip of more than 3300 km through Virginia and the South. 3300 km traveled by car & 300 km by train 56 hours on the road 12 states crossed – 6 visited 11 different hotels
Day 1 – NYC: A visit to Central Park in the afternoon
Day 2 – NYC: Manhattan (Rockefeller center, Broadway, Times Square, Grand central station, Public library, Wall Street, Ground Zero)
Day 3 – NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge
Day 4 – NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Day 5 – NYC: Coney Island, Chinatown and SoHo
Day 6 – Train NYC – Washington DC in the morning (3,5h) / Visit the White House and walk around Tidal Bassin in the afternoon
Day 7 – Washington DC: Capitol, Library of Congress, Museum of American Indian and Air&Space Museum
Day 8 – Washington DC: Holocaust memorial museum, Museum of Natural History and Museum of American History
Day 9 – Arlington national cemetery / Start road trip, drive through Horse Country to Front Royal, Virginia (190km, back roads)
Day 10 – Shenandoah national Park (Skyline Drive, 150km & drive to Charlottesville (40km)
Day 11 – Charlottesville – Monticello and University of Virginia & drive to Williamsburg (200km)
Day 12 – Colonial Williamsburg & drive to Petersburg (100km, back roads)
Day 13 – Battlefield Petersburg & drive to Charleston (600km)
Day 14 – Folly Beach (40km from Charleston)
Day 15 – Charleston historic center: Gateway walk, Nathaniel Russel House, Rainbow Row, King St.
Day 16 – Boone Hall plantation (30km from Charleston) / Late afternoon: historic center Charleston (Old slave market)
Day 17 – Magnolia plantation (25km from Charleston) & drive to Savannah with a stop in Beaufort (180km)
Day 18 – Savannah: city center
Day 19 – Wormsloe plantation (10km from Savannah) & drive to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, part 1 (450km)
Day 20 – Drive to Baton Rouge, part 2 (650km, through Alabama and Mississippi)
Day 21 – River Road following the Mississippi river to New Orleans, visit Nottoway plantation and Laura plantation
Day 22 – Swamp tour Honey Island (60km from New Orleans)/ Afternoon: City Park New Orleans and Museum of Art / End road trip
Day 23 – New Orleans: visit St. Louis Cathedral and souvenir shopping
Day 24 – New Orleans: visit Lafayette cemetery n°1 and Presbytere and souvenir shopping
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I’m a huge road tripper myself but still have yet to make it down to the deep south, I’ll def have to throw this on my road trip bucket list. Was this a trip you already went on or one you have coming up?
New Orleans is top of my USA bucket list! Hope you loved it!
Did you ever visit Denver? I heard it is a great city. I keep asking travel bloggers to get as much info as possible.
I am slowly gathering information to build my USA itinerary. Hope I get to visit them all one day.
Great itinerary by the way. Hope you loved every second of the trip.
I am an adventurous soul who loves to travel. I have been fortunate enough to see many places around the world, but there is one place that has been on my bucket list for a while now – New Orleans.
What I love about this blog is it’s not only incredibly entertaining, but also a wealth of information, with a lot of wonderful people who I wish I could sit across the table from and listen to their stories.
Your route is intense and very interesting for a road trip. Recently, I also went on a road trip around the United States and my journey began in the beautiful city of Cincinnati, where I rented a car to travel around the state https://14cars.com/car-rental/usa-cincinnati-airport-cvg-ky-enterprise Ohio turned out to be interesting from the point of view of tourism, there are many things to see and go to