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:  3​h 45​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Empire
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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:  4​h 45​min
10
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 10th (Sat), Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, then go for a walk through Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of James A. Garfield National Historic Site, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland travel planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Cleveland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

1
day
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Haven Historical Village, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Empire online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Empire takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in August; daily highs in Empire reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then wander the streets of Oregon District, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Dayton Beer Company (Downtown).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dayton trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Empire to Dayton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Empire in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dayton, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Dayton

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
The Dayton Beer Company (Downtown) ©

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 16th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then enjoy some diversion at Churchill Downs.

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Traveling by car from Dayton to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Louisville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo

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 17th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, browse the exhibits of Carter House, then stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Franklin driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Franklin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Louisville to Franklin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Franklin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

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

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 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip planning site .

Getting from Memphis to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Gatlinburg. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Memphis in August since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and The LEGO Store Downtown Disney. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld Orlando and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orlando travel planning app .

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld Orlando ©
SeaWorld Orlando

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 24th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

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