12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Ellijay
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Heber Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock — 1 night

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Rock day trip planning site.

Pauls Valley to Little Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Little Rock are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Gatlinburg.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Gatlinburg — 3 nights

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 Parrot Mountain & Gardens as well as Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg vacation maker.

Fly from Little Rock to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Little Rock to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Ellijay.
Parks · Wineries
Side Trip

Ellijay — 2 nights

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, The Dahlonega Fudge Factory and Consolidated Gold Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Consolidated Gold Mine, then look for gifts at The Dahlonega Fudge Factory, and then experience rural life at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ellijay takes 3.5 hours. May in Ellijay sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Chattanooga.
Shopping
Side Trip

Chattanooga — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get interesting insight from The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then Head underground at Ruby Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip app.

You can drive from Ellijay to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've added Lotz House Museum, Shy's Hill, Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the history at Lotz House Museum. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Civil War Battle of Franklin Tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Shy's Hill.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Heber Springs.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Heber Springs — 2 nights

Heber Springs is a city in Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States. To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heber Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Heber Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Heber Springs are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.