12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Ellijay
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Heber Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock — 1 night

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Little Rock journey site.

Pauls Valley to Little Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Titanic Museum Attraction, Parrot Mountain & Gardens and Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Fly from Little Rock to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ellijay.
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Ellijay — 2 nights

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, The Dahlonega Fudge Factory and Consolidated Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): go deep underground at Consolidated Gold Mine, then stop by The Dahlonega Fudge Factory, and then experience rural life at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ellijay driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ellijay in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 1 night

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.
You've now added Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip maker.

You can drive from Ellijay to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. May in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center, Shy's Hill, Lotz House Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Thu), take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Civil War Battle of Franklin Tour, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then walk around Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Shy's Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Heber Springs.
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Heber Springs — 2 nights

Heber Springs is a city in Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States. For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Heber Springs online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Heber Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Heber Springs are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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