16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Knoxville
— 2 nights
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
4
Memphis
— 1 day
5
Natchez
— 1 day
6
Mobile
— 1 day
7
Orange Beach
— 1 night
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
9
Charleston
— 1 night

2
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Knoxville road trip planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Knoxville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Knoxville due to the time zone difference. September in Knoxville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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 (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): hike along Fighting Creek Trail, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©
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 26th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, stroll through Centennial Park, then stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, make a trip to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

1
day
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally browse the exhibits of Rosalie Mansion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez road trip planning site.

Getting from Memphis to Natchez by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion

1
day
Mobile

Mobile ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then go for a stroll along the water at Mobile Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile attractions planner.

Getting from Natchez to Mobile by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Mobile Bay ©
Mobile Bay

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night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 1st (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orange Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 2nd (Wed), view the masterpieces at HomeGrown Decatur, immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Fire Station No. 6, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Orange Beach to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orange Beach to Atlanta is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, HomeGrown Decatur
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder tool.

Fly from Atlanta to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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