23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Nashville

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Park City (Bell's Tavern & Diamond Caverns) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Fat Man's Misery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Nashville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for much hotter days in Nashville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 6 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Roaring Fork, trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): Head underground at Grand Caverns and then contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 4 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maryland Heights Trail (in Knoxville), Great Allegheny Passage (in Cumberland) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, trot along with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at 91st Pennsylvania Monument.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Gettysburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.