13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip site.

Allentown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Biltmore, then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville with the Route module. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 3 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You've now added Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Greeson and Historic Washington State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murfreesboro: Hope (President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home & Martin's) and Albert Pike Recreation Area (in Langley). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Daisy State Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crater of Diamonds State Park, have some family-friendly fun at Dino Dig, and examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro travel tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asheville to Murfreesboro. Traveling from Asheville to Murfreesboro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Murfreesboro, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip planner.

Getting from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
On the 10th (Fri), meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to Memphis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hot Springs to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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 11th (Sat): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville vacation planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washington and Hartwood Acres Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bicycle Heaven and Rivers of Steel. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Nashville to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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.