17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hannover
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hannover

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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planning app .

Hannover, Germany to Atlanta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hannover to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hannover in September, with highs in Atlanta at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Dollywood (in Pigeon Forge), Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company & Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Knoxville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Knoxville, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Market Square ©
Market Square
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, try your luck at Keeneland, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm, and then admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington road trip planner.

Getting from Knoxville to Lexington by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, and then stop by Chocolatepaper. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Roanoke Valley Greenways, admire all the interesting features of Mill Mountain Star and Park, then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Roanoke online visit planner .

You can fly from Lexington to Roanoke in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Roanoke

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

National D-Day Memorial
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 7th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to Monument Avenue. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at ARTWORKS Studios & Galleries.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Richmond vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Richmond takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norfolk.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maymont ©
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery

2
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
On the 9th (Wed), take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skystar Wheel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Nauticus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then get advice or help at VisitNorfolk Tourist Information Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Norfolk tour planning app .

You can drive from Richmond to Norfolk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Richmond in October since evenings lows in Norfolk dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Battleship Wisconsin ©
Battleship Wisconsin

3
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Foundation For The Carolinas, see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Carowinds and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Norfolk to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlotte when traveling from Norfolk in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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