11 days in United States Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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Pigeon Forge
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Buffalo — 1 night

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, then don't miss a visit to Goat Island, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Buffalo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Penobscot Mountain, see what you can catch with Island Cruises, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then trek along Precipice Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bar Harbor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to Bar Harbor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buffalo in August since evenings lows in Bar Harbor dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Stowe.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Stowe — 1 night

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): cast your line with The Fly Rod Shop Fly Fishing Tours, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mad River.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stowe trip builder.

Fly from Bar Harbor to Stowe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stowe are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Atlanta.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Atlanta — 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, and then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Stowe to Atlanta by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stowe in August: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pigeon Forge.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Pigeon Forge — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cosby Picnic Area & Clingmans Dome). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

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You can fly from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.