15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Ocean City
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Northside Park, then kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, and then take a stroll through Ocean City Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, get a dose of the wild on Ayers Creek Adventures, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Ocean City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then look for gifts at Quirks of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Water Country USA.

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Drive from Ocean City to Williamsburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Ocean City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Williamsburg, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Bryson City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 7th (Wed), get outside with Nantahala on the Fly, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get outside with Carolina Outfitters. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake, explore and take pictures at Cherohala Skyway, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bryson City day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Bryson City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then trek along Alum Cave Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, and then head outdoors with The Sinks.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Bryson City. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Bryson City in July, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the activities along Pigeon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, then take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg tour app.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dollywood and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, don't miss a visit to All Sauced Up # 2, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge attractions planning app.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Myrtle Beach when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.

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.

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.