21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Hot Springs
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Orlando
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Escape the urban bustle at Ouachita National Forest and Grand Promenade. Explore hidden gems such as Anthony Chapel and The Winery of Hot Springs. Step out of Hot Springs with an excursion to Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery and stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

For photos and more tourist information, read Hot Springs holiday builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hot Springs. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Mount Nebo State Park ©
Mount Nebo State Park

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Belmont Mansion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Home of George Dickel (in Tullahoma), Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and Cummins Falls State Park (in Cookeville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Nashville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and The North Carolina Arboretum. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Biltmore are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Spas & Wellness (in Asheville) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg sightseeing tool.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Church and Magnolia Cemetery are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Old Sheldon Church Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Edisto Beach State Park (in Edisto Island). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, take a memorable tour with Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Isle of Palms County Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Charleston travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Charleston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cocoa Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Crystal River) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour builder site.

You can drive from Charleston to Orlando in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in November, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 78°F and lows about 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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