15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art and then sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham day trip app.

Valparaiso to Birmingham is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Valparaiso in September, Birmingham is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. On the next day, stroll around Forsyth Park, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and then make a trip to Historic River Street.

You can plan Savannah trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Birmingham to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Savannah is 1 hour. September in Savannah sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta day trip planning app.

Getting from Savannah to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 29th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and then savor the flavors at BREW-ed. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Helicopter Tours in Sevierville, approximately Sevierville away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, cool off at Dollywood, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel route builder tool.

Getting from Asheville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Wed), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Blalock Seafood and Specialty Market and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach attractions planner.

Fly from Nashville to Orange Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nashville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Orange Beach, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Alabama travel guide

4.3
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

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.