29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by A. Schwab.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip website.

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Memphis reach 90°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Nashville

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carnton and Carter House. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation builder tool.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Sugarland Cellars. Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Laurel Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

3
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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hunting Island Lighthouse and Coastal Discovery Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head online vacation planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

4
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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Step off the beaten path and head to Angel Oak Tree and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Wadmalaw Island to see Charleston Tea Garden about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, make a trip to Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Escape the urban bustle at Huntington Beach State Park and Alligator Adventure. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hollywood Wax Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Carnegie Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Andy Warhol Museum and Bicycle Heaven. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Saint Clair Park (in Greensburg), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Climbing Tours (in Ohiopyle). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Randyland, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in September, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Indiana Dunes State Park. Appreciate the collections at Richard H. Driehaus Museum and Cantigny Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Naperville (Riverwalk Lot & Centennial Beach), Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and North Shore Beach (in Beverly Shores). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, wander the streets of The Loop, explore the activities along Chicago River, and admire the landmark architecture of Tribune Tower.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Pittsburgh to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.