11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 day
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night

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Raleigh

Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh road trip site.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Raleigh are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), look for gifts at Chocolatepaper and then stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Roanoke holiday maker tool.

Getting from Raleigh to Roanoke by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Roanoke sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolatepaper
4.5

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Street, then ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then get curious at Clay Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

Before you visit Charleston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Roanoke to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Science Museum
Clay Center
4.2
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Flea Market
Capitol Market
4.6
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Government Building
West Virginia State Capitol
4.4

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): meet the residents at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then wander the streets of Easton Town Center, and then let your taste buds guide you at Columbus Food Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Columbus in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood
Easton Town Center
4.5

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, then examine the collection at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Dayton and then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dayton itinerary planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Dayton in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dayton are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Historic Site
Carillon Historical Park
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
5.0

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati road trip site.

You can drive from Dayton to Cincinnati in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Louisville journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
4.7

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©

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 5th (Sat), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville route maker app.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8
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Theater
Grand Ole Opry
4.6

1
night
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction and then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wineries

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