11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 7th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Keep things going the next day: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online vacation maker.

Huntsville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Huntsville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, shop like a local with River Arts District, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asheville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Asheville takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Raleigh

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Duke University Chapel & Sarah P. Duke Gardens), Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts (in Pittsboro) and North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Lake Johnson Park, appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Raleigh online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Asheville to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Atlanta.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta road trip planner.

You can fly from Raleigh to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.