27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Willis
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Franklin Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cooperstown
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Willis

1
night
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip maker app.

Willis to Memphis is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Biltmore (in Asheville). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dollywood, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip site.

You can fly from Memphis to Pigeon Forge in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Pigeon Forge, with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Richmond.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, Biltmore
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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.
On the 13th (Sat), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at George Wythe House and then cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Richmond by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Charlottesville
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Monticello ©
Monticello

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arlington holiday planning website.

Getting from Richmond to Arlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Arlington sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Franklin Lakes.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

2
nights
Franklin Lakes

Franklin Lakes ©
Franklin Lakes is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Franklin Lakes online journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arlington to Franklin Lakes. Traveling from Arlington in June, things will get slightly colder in Franklin Lakes: highs are around 81°F and lows about 61°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albany.

Things to do in Franklin Lakes

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sterling Hill Mining Museum ©
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens ©

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766 and then get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Wax 'n' Wix, explore the activities along Lake George, and then stroll around Washington Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Franklin Lakes to Albany in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake George
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
New York State Capitol ©
New York State Capitol

5
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooperstown: Destiny USA (in Syracuse), Verona (Turning Stone Resort Casino & Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, pick up some local products at Cooperstown Farmers' Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Otsego Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Glimmerglass State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cooperstown trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Albany to Cooperstown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Destiny USA
Highlights from your plan
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 27th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally wander the streets of Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stop by Strip District and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh online attractions planner .

You can drive from Cooperstown to Pittsburgh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cooperstown in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip builder app .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Clayton House and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Smith day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Fort Smith takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Van Buren River Valley Museum Association
Highlights from your plan
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery
The Clayton House ©
The Clayton House

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