22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Boston — 4 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable), Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum (in Yarmouth Port) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and walk around Charles River Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder.

Edinburgh, UK to Boston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Boston is minus 5 hours. In August, Boston is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gatlinburg.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocoee.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Ocoee — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ocoee trip tool.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.
Tours · Adventure · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Nashville — 2 nights

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 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip tool.

Getting from Ocoee to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Ocoee to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and have fun and explore at Louisiana Children's Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning site.

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Chicago — 6 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and stroll around Millennium Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chicago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.