18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New York City
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New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Savannah
— 1 night
drive:  15 h 30 min
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
car:  18 h
9
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  18 h 30 min
End: New York City

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll around Brighton Park, pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial, thentake a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, thentry to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and finally try to win big at Borgata Casino.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
New Jersey Korean War Memorial ©
New Jersey Korean War Memorial
Brighton Park ©
Brighton Park

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night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at First Landing State Park, thensteep yourself in history at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

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night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, thenstroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll through Tybee Island Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Attractions like Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Savannah in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Nashville Zoo, stroll around Centennial Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, thenappreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, thenlook for gifts at Memphis Music, thendon't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip site.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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