16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  14​h
1
Knoxville
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Natchez
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Mobile
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Berlin, Germany to Knoxville is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Knoxville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Knoxville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife Parks Adventure

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

2
nights
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): identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fighting Creek Trail, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 1.5 hours. September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, get some jogging in at Centennial Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville travel route planner .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House 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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally stroll through Memphis Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday planner .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, 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 maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Natchez day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Natchez takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow 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 ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then go for a stroll along the water at Mobile Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mobile Police History Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile road trip site .

Traveling by car from Natchez to Mobile takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can 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
Mobile Bay ©
Mobile Bay

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orange Beach online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at HomeGrown Decatur, stroll through Stone Mountain Park, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Atlanta online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time 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) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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