10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  2​h
1
Lorain
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Asheville
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
8
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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Lorain

Lorain
Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lorain trip itinerary planning tool .

Detroit to Lorain is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Lorain are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will leave for Harpers Ferry on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Lorain

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip planner.

You can drive from Lorain to Harpers Ferry in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
Highlights from your plan

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder site .

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Williamsburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Williamsburg, with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip planning website .

You can fly from Williamsburg to Savannah in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charleston itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asheville online trip planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Room Escape Games

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Cades Cove, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Orange Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, Orange Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Fri), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Orange Beach in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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