13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, awaken your taste buds at The Georgia Winery, then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga itinerary builder.

Tallahassee to Chattanooga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tallahassee in December: high temperatures in Chattanooga hover around 56°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Knoxville

— 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway & Sevier Distilling Company), Gatlinburg (Tennessee Homemade Wines, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more) and Pigeon Forge (Titanic Museum Attraction, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knoxville tour website.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally see the interesting displays at 21c Museum Hotel. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then look for gifts at Art Eatables.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Knoxville to Louisville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville in December, you will find days in Louisville are little chillier (48°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, test your problem-solving skills at Sherlock's Escape Rooms, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip builder website.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in December since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, then look for gifts at The Hidden Countship, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at Elite Escape Games, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then make a trip to Principle Gallery Charleston, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Charleston trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 46°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.