We started our tour January 18th, 2015 and returned home February 24th 2015. This was a driving trip; we drove 9,299kms. Broadly our tour took us to Louisiana and then along the Gulf Coast through Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and across to St. Augustine, then up the East Coast of Georgia and North Carolina and to North West Georgia and back home.
A long trip, we had only a general plan and schedule. Our route was guided by the checklist of sites that we wanted to see (the Red Pins on the map below), however the duration of our stay at each location was left open. Other than New Orleans, we booked our hotels either the day before or the morning of arrival. In this way we could stay longer if we found something interesting or leave earlier otherwise.
While there were several candidate sites for Florida we decided to leave those to another time.