21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Naples
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint Joseph
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Naples

3
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get curious at Carolina Raptor Center, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get curious at Discovery Place Science and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lazy 5 Ranch.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte day trip tool .

Naples to Charlotte is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlotte when traveling from Naples in July, with lows around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Lazy 5 Ranch, Carolina Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center

3
nights
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.
On the 10th (Wed), go for a walk through Central Park and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Maumee Bay State Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and then admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Imagination Station, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo, and then walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Toledo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Toledo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Toledo dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Maumee Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©

7
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Visiting Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Silver Beach Carousel and Holland State Park Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Joseph side-trips: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Air Zoo (in Portage) and Saugatuck (Fenn Valley Vineyards & Oval Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lions Park Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Saint Joseph takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toledo in July, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Joseph, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Bend, Saugatuck, 12 Corners Vineyards, Warren Dunes State Park, Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park ©
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday planner .

You can take a train from Saint Joseph to Chicago in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Joseph to Chicago. Traveling from Saint Joseph in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park and then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta road trip tool .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Atlanta by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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