15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Boise
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Hot Springs
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Louisville
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Nashville
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

London, UK to Boise is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Boise. Traveling from London in August, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Austin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boise in August, with highs in Austin at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 7th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday maker.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Hot Springs

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 (Fri): look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Hot Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get a bit cooler in Hot Springs: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Pigeon Forge

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge route site.

You can fly from Hot Springs to Pigeon Forge in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Hot Springs to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see where the action happens at Louisville Slugger Field, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville day trip website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Louisville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. In August in Louisville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Nashville

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.