15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Parsons
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Louisville
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge
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Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Bus
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
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Charleston
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Savannah
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Atlanta
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Virginia Beach
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African Art, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Albert Einstein Memorial.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Parsons.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Parsons

Parsons is a city in and the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. Plan a Parsons trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Parsons by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Parsons hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Parsons

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 20th (Mon), wander the streets of Frankfort Ave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, examine the collection at Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, then stop by Art Eatables, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Louisville holiday app.

Traveling by car from Parsons to Louisville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Parsons in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Louisville, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery, contemplate the waterfront views at Percy Priest Lake, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yee-Haw Brewing Co., stop by Stages West, walk around Patriot Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Co., and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get your game on at Adventure Raceway, get your game on at Fast Tracks, then get your game on at SpeedZone Fun Park, then don't miss a visit to All Sauced Up # 2, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Fun & Games · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, get outside with The Sinks, and then admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 26th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Jonas Gerard Fine Art, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wedge Brewing Company, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at One World Brewing.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip maker app.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville by bus takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Boardwalk Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrews Catholic Church, then play a few rounds at West Course at Myrtle Beach National, then brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Second Avenue Pier.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach online trip maker.

Getting from Asheville to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Myrtle Beach when traveling from Asheville in July, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Museums

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Gibbes Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Circular Congregational Church, take an in-depth tour of The Powder Magazine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and finally admire the striking features of Unitarian Church in Charleston.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charleston day trip website.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc., brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, then take in nature's colorful creations at Andrew Low House, and finally don't miss a visit to Chippewa Square.

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Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at David J. Sencer CDC Museum, take a stroll through Virginia-Highland, then have fun and explore at Interact Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Atlanta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, then stroll around Neptune's Park, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Grommet Island Park. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Virginia Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

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.

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · 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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.