27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akron
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beverly Shores
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 1 day
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, walk around Forest Park, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally walk around Tilles Park.

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London, UK to Saint Louis is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along Fat Man's Misery and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park vacation builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Mammoth Cave National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planning app.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 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 wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

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

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, walk around Piedmont Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta. In September, daytime highs in Atlanta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Hopkins

— 1 night
Hopkins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded c. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congaree National Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Millford Plantation and then immerse yourself in nature at Poinsett State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hopkins day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Hopkins takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. On your second day here, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then stop by Lowcountry Olive Oil, then contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to Charleston takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 3rd (Sun), look for gifts at Bijuju, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and finally experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, then explore the galleries of Brookgreen Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach visit planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then take a stroll through Historic District, then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and finally stop by The Black Cat Shoppe.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wilmington day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Finders Keepers, then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Shenandoah National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in October, expect Shenandoah National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Akron.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Akron

— 2 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. On the 8th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akron Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glendale Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dr. Bob's Gravesite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get great views at Overlook Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, then admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Dr. Bob's Home.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akron attractions planning website.

Fly from Shenandoah National Park to Akron in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in October, you will find days in Akron are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beverly Shores.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Beverly Shores

— 2 nights
Beverly Shores is a town in Pine Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States, about 36mi east of downtown Chicago. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Florida Tropical House, then don't miss a visit to Century of Progress Architectural District, and then make a trip to Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Indiana Dunes National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beverly Shores online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Akron to Beverly Shores with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Akron to Beverly Shores is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Beverly Shores can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Beverly Shores

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Saint Louis

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): experience rural life at Grant’s Farm and then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis driving holiday planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Beverly Shores to Saint Louis with the Route module. While traveling from Beverly Shores, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.