12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Asheville Regional Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Flint

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, explore the activities along Echo River, and then hike along Tall Man's Misery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Flint to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Flint in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mammoth Cave National Park, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some historical perspective at Cave Hill Cemetery and Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frazier History Museum and Historic Locust Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Bardstown (Willett Distilling Company & Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and wander the streets of Frankfort Ave.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville sightseeing app.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Grotto Falls Parking and Chimney Tops Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Newfound Gap Road and Mount Sterling. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and trek along Metcalf Bottoms Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Louisville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Pisgah Forest

— 3 nights
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Explore hidden gems such as DuPont State Recreational Forest and Jones Gap State Park. Get outdoors at Caesars Head State Park and Moore Cove Falls. Step out of Pisgah Forest with an excursion to Bald Rock Heritage Preserve in Cleveland--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle of Forestry, trek along Devil's Courthouse, explore the striking landscape at Looking Glass Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sliding Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pisgah Forest online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pisgah Forest. July in Pisgah Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.