11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Woodbury
Drive:  9​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Townsend
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Banner Elk
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
7
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Luray
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
12
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Woodbury

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Millennium Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary tool .

Woodbury to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toLouisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville online visit planner .

Fly from Chicago to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Townsend.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

1
night
Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Townsend trip planning website .

Getting from Louisville to Townsend by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toGatlinburg.

Things to do in Townsend

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Little Greenbrier School
Highlights from your plan
Little Greenbrier School ©
Little Greenbrier School

1
day
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Townsend to Gatlinburg by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

1
night
Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Asheville takes 2 hours. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toBanner Elk.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Banner Elk

Banner Elk
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Banner Elk holiday planner.

Drive from Asheville to Banner Elk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect nights in Banner Elk to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toNatural Bridge.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. On the 8th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Caverns At Natural Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Dinosaur Kingdom II, and then explore the striking landscape at The Natural Bridge of Virginia.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Natural Bridge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Banner Elk to Natural Bridge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Caverns At Natural Bridge ©
Caverns At Natural Bridge
Dinosaur Kingdom II ©
Dinosaur Kingdom II

few
hours
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray day trip website .

Getting from Natural Bridge to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Natural Bridge in July, you will find days in Luray are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Luray

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Luray Valley Museum ©
Luray Valley Museum

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Mariners' Museum & Park, then examine the collection at Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, and finally stroll around Neptune's Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach.

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

You can drive from Luray to Virginia Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luray in July since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 73°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park
Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum ©
Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs
Hot Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bath County, Virginia, United States. To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Virginia Beach in July, things will get slightly colder in Hot Springs: highs are around 74°F and lows about 61°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
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 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Central Ohio Fire Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip maker app .

Getting from Hot Springs to Columbus by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, expect nights in Columbus to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. You'll set off for Chicago on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Ohio Fire Museum ©
Central Ohio Fire Museum
German Village ©
German Village

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Columbus to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Lagunitas Brewing Company ©
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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