13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Girardeau
— 3 nights
Drive

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Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and make a trip to Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston tour planner.

Kansas City to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lexington.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lexington

— 4 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Louisville (Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory & Louisville Mega Cavern), LaGrange Railroad Museum (in La Grange) and Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles). The adventure continues: get a tailor-made plan with Unique Horse Farm Tours, relax in the rural setting at Mill Ridge Farm, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Lexington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lexington when traveling from Charleston in July, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary planner.

Getting from Lexington to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cape Girardeau

— 3 nights
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Girardeau: Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour (in Makanda), Paducah (The Moonshine Company, Purple Toad Winery, &more) and StarView Vineyards (in Cobden). There's still lots to do: cool off at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center, trek along Shawnee Hills, stroll through Trail of Tears, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old St.Vincent's Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Girardeau trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Cape Girardeau takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.