13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Birmingham
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eating Asheville, Gray Line Trolley Tours and Asheville Brewery Tours. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at Asheville Brewery Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the top attractions with Gray Line Trolley Tours and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Eating Asheville.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker.

Charleston to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Nashville

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gray Line Tours, SongBird Tours, Downtown Nashville, and other attractions you added.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Asheville in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louisville Mega Cavern, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours as well as Missouri Botanical Garden. On the 10th (Tue), take a memorable ride with St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Transportation

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tastin' 'Round Town. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at Tastin' 'Round Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Memphis route builder website.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, then stroll around Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham online journey builder.

You can drive from Memphis to Birmingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): cruise the town with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta road trip tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta is 1 hour. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.