10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Horse Cave
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then look and learn at James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Washington University in St. Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Soulard, browse the exhibits of Campbell House Museum, and then examine the collection at International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you will find days in Saint Louis are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Horse Cave.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Horse Cave

— 2 nights
Horse Cave is a home rule-class city in Hart County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Detweiler's Country Store, don't miss a visit to Kentucky's Stonehenge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave Campground, and finally browse the collection at The Book Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Horse Cave trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Horse Cave in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Horse Cave

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alum Cave Trail and Chimneys Picnic Area. Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Porters Creek Trail. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Sinks, look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road.

Make your Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horse Cave to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, then walk around Folly Field Beach Park, and finally stroll through Burkes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Driessen Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Hilton Head Island Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Edisto Island

— 1 night
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. On the 29th (Wed), stop by With These Hands Gallery, then play a few rounds at The Plantation Course at Edisto, then go for a stroll along the water at The Marina at Edisto Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Edisto Island Serpentarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island route app.

You can travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. July in Edisto Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Beaches