13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Charleston

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gray Line Trolley Tours, Eating Asheville and Asheville Brewery Tours. On the 4th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Asheville Brewery Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see what you want with Gray Line Trolley Tours and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Eating Asheville.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner .

Charleston to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in September: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Eating Asheville ©
Eating Asheville
Asheville Brewery Tours ©
Asheville Brewery Tours
Gray Line Trolley Tours ©
Gray Line Trolley Tours

3
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.
You've added The Parthenon, Downtown Nashville, Gray Line Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning site .

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Asheville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Pontoon Saloon ©
Pontoon Saloon

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Mega Cavern. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

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Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Missouri Botanical Garden as well as St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours. On the 10th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): catch a ride on St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis driving holiday website .

Getting from Louisville to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tastin' 'Round Town, Rockabilly Rides and Graceland. On the 12th (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at Tastin' 'Round Town, make a trip to Graceland, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Rockabilly Rides.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Rockabilly Rides ©
Rockabilly Rides
Tastin' 'Round Town ©
Tastin' 'Round Town

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Red Clay Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Birmingham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Tours

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Georgia Aquarium, ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours and World of Coca-Cola. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the top attractions with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Atlanta sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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