United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Driving CA 395
  2. 2 Yosemite - importance of staying in park?
  3. 3 Hotel location Albuquerque
  4. 4 New England Tour
  5. 5 Short warm weather family vacation in January or February
  6. 6 Glacier National Park 2018
  7. 7 Hawaii wedding
  8. 8 I-84 Columbia Gorge
  9. 9 Trip Report Adirondacks trip repot
  10. 10 2 Grannies, 2 parents & 1 three-yr-old
  11. 11 Suggestions for Sedona and Grand Canyon
  12. 12 Great Lakes extended road trip
  13. 13 Los Angeles Area Restaurants - 2017 Edition
  14. 14 Looking for areas to live? Commuting to Palo Alto
  15. 15 Philadelphia Traffic Help
  16. 16 sf Chinatown restaurant
  17. 17 50th Anniversary ocean stay with luxuries?
  18. 18 Botanical gardens on Maui, Hilo, and Kauai: how much do they differ?
  19. 19 City of Seattle: What we might miss and the kick ourselves later
  20. 20 Downtown Denver hotel
  21. 21 When will Key West be recovered from Irma?
  22. 22 San Diego with teens in Februsry
  23. 23 Trip Report Olympic National Park (3-4 Days)
  24. 24 San Diego VRBO area
  25. 25 Queen Anne or Belltown Hotel
View next 25 » Back to the top

Any tips and advice appreciated - 4 weeks south/east US

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning our fourth trip to the US this October and I have a bit of a plan, but would love some advice/tips.

Our must do things on this trip - an NFL game, anywhere! Hubby wants to visit Washington DC for a few days. I would love to go to the South and Florida, and somewhere in the Carribean if we could. We are experienced travellers but I'm already thinking this is just too much!! Here is a brief outline of what I'm thinking

3 night New Orleans - pick up car and drive through to Nashville
1 night Natchez
3 nights Memphis
3 nights Nashville
Fly to Washington DC, 3 nights
Fly to Miami, 2 nights, NFL game on the 20th October - pick up car for four days
Drive to the Keys, 2 nights
Fly to Jamaica, 3 nights
Fly back to Florida, Orlando for 5 nights (Epcot, Kennedy Space Centre, Disney)
Fly to LA, one night before returning back to Australia.

A few questions - what is domestic travel like in the US at the moment? Will we be spending hours in airports just for domestic flights? I'm aware of how bad the international airports can be.

For a short Carribean experience - is Jamaica a good place to go? Is there somewhere closer/nicer we could go to?

Is 3 nights in Nashville and Memphis too much? I was thinking as we'd have a car that we could also get out and see nearby attractions, like the Jack Daniels factory near Nashville. Memphis - Graceland, Beale Street and various studios - could this be done in 1 big day (2 nights?)

Is road tripping through the south worthwhile? Should we add more time onto this part and try to get to some out of the way places? Before my husband announced he HAD to go to Washington DC this trip, we were originally thinking of going from Nashville to Atlanta/Savannah or maybe Kentucky... ahhh the options are endless!!!

I love the US - we have done four week holidays every second or third year for the last 7/8 years. I know I can't see everything that I want to in one go, but then I see that we're so close to something (like Jamaica) and think "oh we could just pop over there for a few nights!"

Any opinions would be appreciated. We are young-ish and have always crammed a lot in our holidays, so we're not afraid of being tired and worn out at the end of the month!!

Thanks in advance!!

65 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement