25 days in Nashville, Chattanooga & East Coast of USA Itinerary

25 days in Nashville, Chattanooga & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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25 days in Nashville, Chattanooga & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Wilmington
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum and then examine the collection at The George Jones. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brisbane, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, immerse yourself in nature at Red Clay State Historic Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Enterprise South Nature Park, then don't miss a visit to Moon Pie General Store, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Chattanooga tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Lula Lake & Land Trust, Red Clay State Historic Park, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Red Clay State Historic Park ©
Red Clay State Historic Park

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataloochee Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Of All Souls, look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Urban Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Vance Birthplace, then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and then contemplate the long history of Cradle of Forestry.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chattanooga in April, expect Asheville to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cataloochee Valley, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Cradle of Forestry, Vance Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Booker T. Washington National Monument, identify plant and animal life at Falls Ridge Preserve, examine the collection at Smithfield Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Sinking Creek Covered Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Bridge State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roanoke trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Roanoke sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Roanoke

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sinking Creek Covered Bridge, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Falls Ridge Preserve, Smithfield Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve ©
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve
Booker T. Washington National Monument ©
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pamplin Historical Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Canal Walk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fan District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond road trip planning app .

You can drive from Roanoke to Richmond in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Richmond sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petersburg, Henricus Historical Park, Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Henricus Historical Park ©
Henricus Historical Park

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then stroll through U.S. National Arboretum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, Pentagon Memorial, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Biggs Museum of American Art, see the interesting displays at Johnson Victrola Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Ashland Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Rockwood Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington route maker .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Wilmington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier nights in Wilmington, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dover, New Castle, Ashland Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Immanuel Episcopal Church ©
Immanuel Episcopal Church
Rockwood Museum ©
Rockwood Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, identify plant and animal life at Teatown Lake Reservation, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can take a train from Wilmington to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teatown Lake Reservation, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Teatown Lake Reservation ©
Teatown Lake Reservation
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel
Teaneck Creek Conservancy ©
Teaneck Creek Conservancy

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nights
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 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, then take in the architecture and design of College of Charleston, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Charleston at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, then contemplate the long history of Mercer Williams House Museum, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savannah tour planner .

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Savannah, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West day trip site .

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in April, with highs in Key West at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Seven Mile Bridge
Highlights from your plan

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