12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Savannah
1
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 1 night
car:  1​h 30​min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
car:  5​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Savannah. June in Savannah sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edisto Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fort Moultrie
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Of All Souls, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataloochee Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Asheville when traveling from Charleston in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cradle of Forestry, Cataloochee Valley
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Cathedral Of All Souls ©
Cathedral Of All Souls
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Abrams Falls Trail. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Elkmont Ghost Town. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Radnor Lake State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then examine the collection at The George Jones.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
The George Jones ©
The George Jones

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis day trip website .

Getting from Nashville to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The National Museum of Transportation ©

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