31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h
1
Durham
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mount
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Johnson City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Robbinsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Knoxville
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Seattle
— 6 nights
End: Seattle

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Clayton (Main St. Community Garden & Clayton River Walk), Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Capital Area Greenway, & more) and Wake Forest (Beaverdam Recreation Area & White Street Brewing Co.). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, grab your bike and head to Pedego Electric Bikes Triangle, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham online travel planner .

Seattle to Durham is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Durham is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, you will find days in Durham are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Raleigh, Hillsborough, Wake Forest, Clayton, The Carolina Basketball Museum
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail

1
night
Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), explore the activities along Rocky Mount City Lake and Park and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tar River Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mount day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Durham to Rocky Mount takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Trails Outdoors

4
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johnson City: The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in Bristol), Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson) and Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail (in Damascus). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Pisgah National Forest, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll around Founders Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Johnson City trip maker app .

You can drive from Rocky Mount to Johnson City in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, Johnson City is a bit cooler than Rocky Mount - with highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy, The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Grayson Highlands State Park
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Zipline

4
nights
Robbinsville

Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Spruce Flats Falls, Middle Prong Trail, & more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Wehrloom Honey.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Robbinsville day trip planning website .

You can drive from Johnson City to Robbinsville in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Robbinsville can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jump Off Trail ©
Jump Off Trail
Andrews Bald Trail ©
Andrews Bald Trail

6
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, & more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Mount LeConte, & more) and Gatlinburg (Zipline, Sugarlands Distilling Company, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Market Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Knoxville itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Robbinsville to Knoxville in 2 hours. Traveling from Robbinsville in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Knoxville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Market Square ©
Market Square
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (in Springfield), New Haven (John Colter Memorial & Pinckney Bend Distillery) and The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, see the interesting displays at City Museum, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and look for gifts at Herbaria.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planning website .

Fly from Knoxville to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Seattle is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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