29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
7
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
9
Miami
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Aberdeen

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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, identify plant and animal life at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Hampson Museum State Park, and finally try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online road trip planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Aberdeen to Memphis, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in September: highs in Memphis hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Hampson Museum State Park, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lane Motor Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lotz House Museum and Tennessee State Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cummins Falls State Park (in Cookeville), Cannonsburgh Village (in Murfreesboro) and Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, examine the collection at The George Jones, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville holiday planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Historic Cragfont, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Hermitage Golf Course, Cannonsburgh Village
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, take a stroll through Bluff View Art District, then hike along Tennessee Riverpark, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, then examine the collection at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip planner .

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. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Ocoee, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Riverpark ©
Tennessee Riverpark
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Knox County Old Gray Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, then steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, then identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Knoxville are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ABR's Visitor & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

2
nights
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery, view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park, then steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Alum Cave Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Knoxville to Cherokee in 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Cherokee. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, stroll around Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, and finally look for gifts at TJ Bailey's. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Oconee Station State Historic Site, then admire the sheer force of Yellow Branch Falls, then steep yourself in history at Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, and finally admire the sheer force of Secret Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Highlands driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cherokee to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walhalla, Yellow Branch Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Oconee Station State Historic Site ©
Oconee Station State Historic Site
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel ©
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home, kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Heritage Preservation Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at LPGA International, then try your luck at Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club, then examine the collection at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Daytona Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Highlands to Daytona Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Highlands in October, expect nights in Daytona Beach to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Andy Romano Beachfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences ©
LPGA International ©
LPGA International

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 14th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Ed Austin Regional Park, kick back and relax at Atlantic Beach, then stroll through Jacksonville Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and finally trek along Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Jacksonville trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daytona Beach in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Jacksonville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and South Beach. You'll explore and learn at Perez Art Museum Miami and Lock & Load Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, & more) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Spend the 21st (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jacksonville to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Anhinga Trail, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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