11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 1 day
Fly
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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New York City

— 1 day

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then go for a walk through Times Square, and then examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City online itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery, then stop by The Olfactory Company, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from New York City to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Lowcountry Olive Oil, and finally contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston route builder tool.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 11th (Tue), learn about all things military at South Carolina Military Museum, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Columbia trip maker.

You can drive from Charleston to Columbia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Columbia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Columbia in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Gatlinburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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 13th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Adventure

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then stroll through Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 18th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.