15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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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, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planner.

San Diego to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Nashville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Pigeon Forge (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine & The Island in Pigeon Forge), Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips


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Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity, take an in-depth tour of Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial, then take in the history at Texas Monument, and finally take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then explore the galleries of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then steep yourself in history at Martha Vick House, and finally take in the views from Vicksburg Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vicksburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Vicksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Asheville to Vicksburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in September: high temperatures in Vicksburg hover around 88°F and lows are around 67°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Birmingham.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Parks


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Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Montgomery (Legacy Museum & National Memorial for Peace and Justice). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Ruffner Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Birmingham sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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United States travel guide

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.