14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Franklin
— 1 night
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Old Forge Distillery. Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork. There's much more to do: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online trip itinerary builder.

Mobile to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mobile to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Traveling from Mobile in July, plan for little chillier nights in Pigeon Forge, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Franklin

— 1 night
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then explore the galleries of Carnton, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with David Arms Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Franklin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Franklin is minus 1 hour. In July in Franklin, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Alley, and then take in the history at Fort Morgan Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Franklin to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, then view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Orange Beach to Eureka Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore hidden gems such as Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Get outdoors at Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock and Zipline. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll through National Tiger Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Branson in 1.5 hours. July in Branson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dapper & Debonaire, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs online trip builder.

Getting from Branson to Hot Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.