11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fuquay-Varina
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

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.
Pigeon Forge is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, make a splash at Dollywood, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip maker.

Durham to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours and then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. September in Birmingham sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. On your second day here, walk around Forsyth Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Historic River Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip maker app.

Getting from Birmingham to Savannah by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Savannah due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, then explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston itinerary website.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fuquay-Varina.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fuquay-Varina

— 1 night
Fuquay-Varina is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Raven Rock State Park and then head outdoors with Drake's Landing.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fuquay-Varina itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Charleston to Fuquay-Varina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Fuquay-Varina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fuquay-Varina

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.