12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Augusta
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Beaufort
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night

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Raleigh

— 1 day

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh online day trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Raleigh. In August in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes French Broad Adventures as well as Nantahala Outdoor Cente. On the 29th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at French Broad Adventures and then head outdoors with Nantahala Outdoor Cente.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Raleigh in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 82°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Ole Smoky, Anakeesta, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, find something for the whole family at Pigeon Forge Snow, get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, then see the interesting displays at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, then find something for the whole family at Anakeesta, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway as well as Raccoon Mountain Caverns. On the 1st (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, take some stellar pictures from Rock City, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and finally take a memorable tour with The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway.

Make your Chattanooga itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Krog Street Tunnel, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, get behind the scenes with CNN Studio Tours, see the interesting displays at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and finally find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Atlanta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chattanooga to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Augusta.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Augusta

— 1 night
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. Your day by day itinerary now includes Phinizy Swamp Nature Park as well as Living History Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Augusta Canal Discovery Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, then don't miss a visit to Living History Park, and finally stroll through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Augusta trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Augusta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wormsloe Historic Site as well as Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, shop like a local with Savannah Historic District, walk around Forsyth Park, then don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, and finally see the top attractions with Savannah Riverboat Cruises.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah holiday planning app.

You can drive from Augusta to Savannah in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Charleston City Market, Joe Riley Waterfront Park and Angel Oak Tree. On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, then stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and finally hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip planning app.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes Island Adventure Watersports. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): paddle through the water with Island Adventure Watersports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. You've added Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Island Express Ferry Service, then head off the coast to Shackleford Banks, then stroll through Cape Lookout National Seashore, and finally make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort road trip app.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Beaufort takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Beaufort

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh online journey builder.

Drive from Beaufort to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Beaufort in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Raleigh.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

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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.