12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 day
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Tuscaloosa
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 19th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally get the lay of the land with Feet On The Street Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Detroit tour planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In September, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Detroit

Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Feet On The Street Tours ©
Feet On The Street Tours
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

3
nights
Knoxville

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: Pigeon Forge (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine & Mill Bridge Winery), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimneys Picnic Area, Mount LeConte, &more) and Gatlinburg (Fowler's Clay Works, Tennessee Homemade Wines, &more). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville day trip app.

You can fly from Detroit to Knoxville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Knoxville: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Franklin on Foot.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary website.

Drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Franklin on Foot ©
Franklin on Foot

1
night
Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa ©
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). On the 24th (Thu), stroll around Moundville Archaeological Park, test your team's savvy at Breakout, then see the interesting displays at Paul W. Bryant Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Nicol.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tuscaloosa trip tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Tuscaloosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September in Tuscaloosa, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Nicol ©
Lake Nicol
Paul W. Bryant Museum ©
Paul W. Bryant Museum
Moundville Archaeological Park ©
Moundville Archaeological Park

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally stroll around New Orleans City Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip planner.

Drive from Tuscaloosa to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tuscaloosa in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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night
Tampa

Tampa ©

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Tampa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Tampa hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Key West

Key West ©

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Key West travel planning app.

Fly from Tampa to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. September in Key West sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Key West

Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

1
night
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 29th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Charleston trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Charleston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in September since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park ©
Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll around Pullen Park, admire the striking features of James B. Hunt Jr. Library, then glide peacefully along the water with Paddle Creek, and finally identify plant and animal life at Umstead State Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Raleigh trip maker.

You can drive from Charleston to Raleigh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Raleigh, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Paddle Creek ©
Paddle Creek
James B. Hunt Jr. Library ©
James B. Hunt Jr. Library

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