15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs itinerary planner.

Dallas to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. In July, Eureka Springs is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 14th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg attractions planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Eureka Springs to Gatlinburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Eureka Springs to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and Washington National Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Tomb of the Unknowns. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Gettysburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then deepen your understanding at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then explore and take pictures at PNC Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

Fly from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Times Beach Preserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Times Beach Preserve, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Frazier History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Louisville day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Louisville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Louisville is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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