13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Detroit
— 1 day
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tampa
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Detroit

— 1 day

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 19th (Sat), get outside with Dequindre Cut, take in the local highlights with Feet On The Street Tours, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Detroit itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Detroit. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Knoxville

— 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, Tennessee Homemade Wines, &more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Grotto Falls Parking, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, &more) and Pigeon Forge (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine & Mill Bridge Winery). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Knoxville road trip planning site.

You can fly from Detroit to Knoxville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in September, you will find days in Knoxville are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then get thoroughly spooked out with Franklin on Foot.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours and then test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Birmingham.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route builder site.

You can drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally stroll around New Orleans City Park. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham in September, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 27th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa travel route builder site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Tampa is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Tampa: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, make a trip to Duval Street, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

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Fly from Tampa to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. In September in Key West, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 30th (Wed), go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then whizz through the canopy at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Fly from Key West to Charleston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Key West in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Charleston, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Pullen Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, then glide peacefully along the water with Paddle Creek, and finally don't miss a visit to Quail Ridge Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online road trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Raleigh in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Charleston in September since evenings lows in Raleigh dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

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.