21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Columbus
— 2 nights
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
4
Atlanta
— 2 nights
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
7
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
8
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
9
Baltimore
— 2 nights

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Hayden Falls Park. Do your shopping at Book Loft and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, wander the streets of Short North Arts District, get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Columbus trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Columbus. In July in Columbus, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a splash at Kentucky Kingdom and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Louisville

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Kentucky Kingdom ©
Kentucky Kingdom

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Bring the kids along to Dollywood and Zipline. Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Chimneys Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: trek along Alum Cave Trail, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

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Drive from Louisville to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

2
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 12th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, then explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, and finally get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Georgia.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Atlanta sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. In July, daytime highs in Atlanta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags Over Georgia, Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
National Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Tybee Island Beach, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District. On the next day, stroll through Burkes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Savannah by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by The Hidden Countship, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Charleston City Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleston visit planner.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then stroll through Sandbridge Beach, and finally make a trip to Flame of Hope Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Virginia Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and tram. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then get your game on at Urban Axes Baltimore. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore journey planner.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Baltimore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore

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