13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
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Glen Jean
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 2 nights

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 18th (Fri), trek along Fat Man's Misery and then hike along Tall Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Nolin Lake State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

Before you visit Mammoth Cave National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Detroit to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect nights in Mammoth Cave National Park to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Hiking Trail
Tall Man's Misery
4.2
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Hiking Trail
Fat Man's Misery
4.6
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World heritage site
Mammoth Cave
4.5

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip website.

You can fly from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Mount LeConte
4.9
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Waterfall
Laurel Falls
4.4

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 23rd (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, experience rural life at Grandad's Apples, then relax in the rural setting at Justus Orchard, and finally experience rural life at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Blue Spiral 1, then do sightseeing your way with BREW-ed, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Asheville itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

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Must see
BREW-ed
4.9

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pinnacles, then get some jogging in at Limberlost Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Stone Mountain Vineyards.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park tour builder tool.

Getting from Asheville to Shenandoah National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glen Jean.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Trail
Limberlost Trail
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Stone Mountain Vineyards
4.5

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Glen Jean

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Oak Rail Trail (Oak Hill Trail), and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Thurmond.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glen Jean trip website.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Glen Jean takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Shenandoah National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glen Jean: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Glen Jean

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Parks

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Zipline
Zipline
4.6
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Ghost Town
Thurmond
4.7

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll around Schenley Park, then stroll around Frick Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, then examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Glen Jean to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll around North Chagrin Reservation, experience rural life at Patterson Fruit Farms, and then relax in the rural setting at Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Lakewood Park, then trek along Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, then steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cleveland using our trip planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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