18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Rockbridge
— 1 day
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Bluffton
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night

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Rockbridge

— 1 day
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 26th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a trip to Rockhouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rockbridge road trip app.

Dayton to Rockbridge is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 3 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Mammoth Cave National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, hike along Cedar Sink Trail, and meet the residents at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park vacation maker.

Getting from Rockbridge to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rockbridge to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
On the 30th (Wed), hike along Grotto Falls Parking, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Indian Creek Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Greenville

— 3 nights

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: Burntshirt Vineyards (in Hendersonville), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings (in Mills River) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, get to know the resident critters at Greenville Zoo, appreciate the history behind Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, and snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

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Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Greenville with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Greenville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Myrtle Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, look for gifts at Candlefish, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston tour itinerary website.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Bluffton

— 3 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluffton: Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, wander the streets of Old Town Bluffton, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Salt Marsh Brewing.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bluffton trip maker tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Bluffton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Bluffton can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planning site.

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.