11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  24​h 30​min
1
Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Panama City Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pensacola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Bowling Green
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 12th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia online tour itinerary builder .

Glenmoore to Columbia is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Glenmoore in October, things will get a bit warmer in Columbia: highs are around 78°F and lows about 56°F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toPanama City Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
South Carolina State House ©
South Carolina State House

few
hours
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 14th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Paul Brent Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip planner .

You can fly from Columbia to Panama City Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
night
Pensacola

Pensacola
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pensacola journey maker site .

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Pensacola in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toMontgomery.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Pensacola in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montgomery, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tunica.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

1
night
Tunica

Tunica
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tunica trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Tunica takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montgomery in October, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Tunica. On the 16th (Wed), you're off toMemphis.

Things to do in Tunica

Parks Fun & Games Museums

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then look for gifts at Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the exhibits of Graceland, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Memphis day trip site .

Drive from Tunica to Memphis in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 11th (Fri), Head underground at Lost River Cave, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): walk around Smothers Park, see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Kentucky September 11th Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green trip planning website .

Philadelphia to Bowling Green is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. October in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kentucky September 11th Memorial, Smothers Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Smothers Park ©
Smothers Park

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