11 days in East Coast of USA & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA & Nashville Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Blowing Rock
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Blowing Rock
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Blowing Rock

— 1 day
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip itinerary website.

Cedar Rapids to Blowing Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Blowing Rock due to the time zone difference. In June in Blowing Rock, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Blowing Rock to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in June, with highs in Washington DC at 86°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, walk around The High Line, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and finally have fun at Savannah's Playground.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach attractions planning app.

You can fly from New York City to Myrtle Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 13th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then engage your brain at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Nashville. Traveling from Orlando in June, Nashville is little chillier at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.