12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Newport News Williamsburg International Airport, Drive to Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Boston



— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, &more), Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Dark Corner Distillery, &more) and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and take in the exciting artwork at Center for Craft.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in February: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 53°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, hike along Charlies Bunion, and look for all kinds of wild species at Deep Creek.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg attractions app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Williamsburg. In February in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Hatteras Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hatteras Island, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, see Off-Road Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Historic Corolla Chapel.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Corolla in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hatteras Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Corolla, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Tours

United States travel guide

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.

Outer Banks travel guide

Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.