12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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McHenry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

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McHenry

— 2 nights
McHenry is a small community located in Garrett County, Maryland on the northern most shore of Deep Creek Lake.Located on the outskirts of McHenry is the Garrett County Airport, Wisp Ski Resort, and Golf Club at Wisp.McHenry is part of the media market of Pittsburgh.McHenry's population as of 2012 was 1,328. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Swallow Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Herrington Manor State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our McHenry road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to McHenry. In August, daily temperatures in McHenry can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cleveland.

Things to do in McHenry

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip builder website.

You can drive from McHenry to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. In August, Cleveland is somewhat warmer than McHenry - with highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F. You'll set off for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
You've added Spruce Flats Falls, Townsend Wye, Clingmans Dome, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laurel Falls and Rockefeller Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with Davy Crockett Riding Stables, stroll through Cades Cove, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Cleveland to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in August, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

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 Wears Valley Zipline Adventures, Wildwater Rafting - Pigeon and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Step off the beaten path and head to Grotto Falls Parking and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls and stroll through Middle Prong Trail.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg visit planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.