31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kamloops
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Harrodsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Charleston
— 5 nights
9
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Kamloops

3
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.
Lotz House Museum and Downtown Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Upper Room, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary maker site .

Kamloops, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kamloops to Nashville is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 5th (Fri), stop by Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cedar Sink Trail and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

Plan a Mammoth Cave National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harrodsburg.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop ©
Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

1
night
Harrodsburg

Harrodsburg ©
Harrodsburg is a home rule-class city in Mercer County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrodsburg driving holiday site .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Harrodsburg in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Harrodsburg. In July in Harrodsburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Harrodsburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville route maker .

You can drive from Harrodsburg to Louisville in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jefferson Memorial Forest
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Carillon Historical Park. Step out of the city life by going to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Cincinnati Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Dayton (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force & Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge, and explore and take pictures at Great American Ball Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Cincinnati Nature Center, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

4
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.
Fallingwater and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Lanterman's Mill and Saint Anthony Chapel for their historical value. Take a break from Pittsburgh with a short trip to Mill Creek Park in Canfield, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh visit planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Youngstown, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides & Gettysburg National Cemetery). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and The Center for Birds of Prey. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Fort Sumter National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston holiday builder website .

Fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Isle of Palms County Park, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get a sense of the local culture at World of Coca-Cola and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Stone Mountain Park and Reynolds Nature Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium and tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atlanta journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wild Animal Safari, Stone Mountain Park, Reynolds Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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