12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h
1
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
5
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

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 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then learn about winemaking at Biltmore Estate.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asheville travel itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Asheville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in October: highs in Asheville hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Popular historic sites such as Little Greenbrier School and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Walker Sisters' Cabin. There's lots more to do: hike along Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Charlies Bunion, look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 8th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, take a stroll through Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Arlington by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Arlington. While traveling from Memphis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arlington, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): do a tasting at Adams County Winery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg holiday builder website .

You can drive from Arlington to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arlington in October since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, then stroll through National Zoological Park, and then steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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