14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Branson
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 20th (Sat), have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, then hit the bull's-eye at Blackstone Shooting Sports, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, pause for some photo ops at Reclining Bulls Statue, and then explore the activities along Lake Norman North Carolina.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlotte road trip planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charlotte. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Charlotte

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Lake Norman North Carolina ©
Lake Norman North Carolina
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center ©

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, make a splash at Outdoor Gravity Park, and then find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Big Top Arcade, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, then find something for the whole family at Arcade City, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Old Time Photo Number 5.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Charlotte to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Outdoor Gravity Park ©
Outdoor Gravity Park
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Old Time Photo Number 5 ©
Old Time Photo Number 5

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at The Muse Knoxville, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sequoyah Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Knoxville and then identify plant and animal life at Gentle Barn.

Plan trip to Knoxville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
The Muse Knoxville ©
The Muse Knoxville
Zoo Knoxville ©
Zoo Knoxville

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cummins Falls State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta) and Diamond Caverns (in Park City). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take a memorable tour with Tours, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Nashville

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Side Trips

Cummins Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, Diamond Caverns
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The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
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 State Park Marina and The Branson Coaster. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Bridal Cave (in Camdenton). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Escape Code, explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, putt your heart out at Bigfoot Fun Park, and admire the majestic nature at Table Rock State Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Branson road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Branson takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bridal Cave, Buffalo National River
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Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

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