20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Nashville
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Floyd
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Lancaster
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: Portland

7
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville holiday planner.

Portland to Nashville is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portland to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in April, with highs in Nashville at 73°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Corvette Museum, Casey Jones Distillery, Lotz House Museum, Onyx Cave, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

5
nights
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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, hike along Gatlinburg Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Floyd.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Floyd

Floyd ©
Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Floyd is known for wineries, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Floyd Center for the Arts, browse for treasures at Finders Keepers, take in the exciting artwork at Bell Gallery and Garden, and contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Floyd trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Floyd with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, with highs in Floyd at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Floyd

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Mabry Mill
Highlights from your plan
Floyd Country Store ©
Floyd Country Store
Floyd Center for the Arts ©
Floyd Center for the Arts
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill

4
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Ghost & Vampire Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodward Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floyd to Lancaster. In May, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Auburn Heights Preserve, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Kitchen Kettle Village, Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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