16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tahlequah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Columbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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. Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Newfound Gap Road, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, Pigeon Forge is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): try your luck at Keeneland, relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Claiborne Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip site .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Lexington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Sun Valley Farm, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Claiborne Farm
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

1
night
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Wed), meet the residents at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, then get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then bet on your favorite at Xtreme Racing & Entertainment.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lexington to Wichita in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lexington to Wichita, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tahlequah.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
Tanganyika Wildlife Park ©
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Xtreme Racing & Entertainment ©
Xtreme Racing & Entertainment

1
night
Tahlequah

Tahlequah ©
Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cherokee National Prison Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Northeastern State University, and then stroll through Tahlequah History Trail.

Start your trip to Tahlequah by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Wichita to Tahlequah in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Tahlequah

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Northeastern State University ©
Northeastern State University
Cherokee National Prison Museum ©
Cherokee National Prison Museum

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Katy Trail State Park, browse the collection at The National Churchill Museum, relax in the rural setting at Shryocks Callaway Farms, then don't miss a visit to Columbia Art League, and finally stroll around Lions-Stephens Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, then walk around Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and finally walk around Cosmo Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbia trip planner .

You can drive from Tahlequah to Columbia in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. October in Columbia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boonville, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area ©
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Warm Springs Ranch ©
Warm Springs Ranch

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