17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Empire
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
8
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 9th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

Make your Niagara Falls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Toronto, Canada to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 11th (Sun), try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, steep yourself in history at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cleveland day trip planning app .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Cleveland in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1
day
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then look for gifts at Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Empire road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Empire takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in August, expect Empire to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor
Highlights from your plan
Empire Bluff Trail ©
Empire Bluff Trail
Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor ©
Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then look for gifts at Esther Price Fine Chocolates, then examine the collection at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, and finally head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Empire to Dayton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Empire, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dayton, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dayton Dragons Baseball ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): meet the residents at Louisville Zoo, steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Franklin road trip planning site .

You can drive from Louisville to Franklin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, look for gifts at Memphis Music, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip site .

Getting from Franklin to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Gatlinburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gatlinburg, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, Orlando is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah online itinerary planner .

Drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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