13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hopkins
— 3 nights
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Drive to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Montclair

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mary's Rock Summit Trail and The Spa at Massanutten. Get outdoors at Shenandoah River Adventures and Whiteoak Canyon Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: DuCard Vineyards (in Etlan), James Madison Museum (in Orange) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dickey Ridge Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkwallow Picnic Area, hike along Jones Run Falls Trailhead, and make a trip to Dean Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park online vacation planner.

Montclair to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montclair in December: highs in Shenandoah National Park hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Escape the urban bustle at Jump Off Rock and Brookside Guides. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catawba Brewery and Velo Girl Rides. Step out of Asheville to go to Marietta and see Jones Gap State Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at One World Brewing, take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Of All Souls.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Asheville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Meigs Falls. Get outdoors at Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Walker Sisters' Cabin. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with The Sinks, hike along Metcalf Bottoms Trail, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Prong Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Hopkins

Hopkins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded c. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Millford Plantation, immerse yourself in nature at Poinsett State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Boykin Mill Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Congaree National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hopkins itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hopkins with the Route module. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hopkins, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.