11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Sheppard Air Force Base-Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, Drive to Lawton

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Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati online trip itinerary builder.

Wichita Falls to Cincinnati is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Wichita Falls to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Cincinnati is little chillier than Wichita Falls - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 7th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally wander the streets of The District.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Panama City Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

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You can drive from Panama City Beach to Pensacola Beach in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pensacola Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and finally visit Garden District. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, visit Faubourg Marigny, and then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Pensacola Beach in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

Florida Panhandle travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Water Sports · Military Museums
The Emerald Coast
Stretching over 322 km (200 mi) of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle encompasses an area of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, earning it the nickname the Emerald Coast. Distinguished from the rest of the Sunshine State by its laid-back southern influence, the region remains a popular tropical holiday destination for those looking to avoid the larger vacation hubs of Miami and Orlando. Explore the beachfront shops and fresh-caught seafood cafes of the region's fishing villages, or head to the bigger seaside communities of Pensacola and Panama City for a wide selection of retail and entertainment options, including some of the coast's most active nightlife.