12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 21st (Mon), go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach holiday maker website .

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, then examine the collection at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Dollywood, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Pigeon Forge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Birmingham in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Savannah attractions planner .

Getting from Louisville to Savannah by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Louisville in October; daily highs in Savannah reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

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