12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Greer
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Houston
— 2 nights

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Pottery Central World Headquarters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gulf Shores Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

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Houston to Gulf Shores is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gulf Shores, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District, then take an in-depth tour of Negro Southern League Museum, and finally stroll around Birmingham's Railroad Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Greer.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Greer

Greer is a city in Greenville and Spartanburg counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pick up some local products at Fishers Orchard, then relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids Planet at Century Park, and finally stroll around Greer City Park.

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Getting from Birmingham to Greer by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Greer can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greer

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, contemplate the long history of Biltmore, then get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

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Traveling by car from Greer to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Greer in August, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Alum Cave Trail, &more) and Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, Ole Smoky, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at First Baptist Church, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Knoxville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Knoxville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

2
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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then have some family-friendly fun at Exitus VR, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

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Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Knoxville in August, with highs in Houston at 95°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.