13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Seneca Rocks
— 1 day
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blue Ridge
— 1 night
Drive
4
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Seneca Rocks

— 1 day
Seneca Rocks is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. Before you visit Seneca Rocks, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Columbus to Seneca Rocks is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Seneca Rocks, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Seneca Rocks

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, then make a splash at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain. On the next day, cruise along Skyline Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and then stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seneca Rocks to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 1 night
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Blue Ridge takes 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's still lots to do: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Asheville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park journey maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.