36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 10 nights
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Memphis
— 7 nights
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Highlands
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Damascus
— 2 nights
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Pikeville
— 3 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights

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Nashville

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.
Get outdoors at Centennial Park and Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium. Step off the beaten path and head to Radnor Lake State Park and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cookeville (Dogwood park & Tennessee Legend Distillery), The Elk and Bison Prairie (in Golden Pond) and Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tennessee State Capitol, browse the exhibits of Cheekwood, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park

7
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Memphis

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and Thacker Mountain Rail Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Metal Museum and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Oxford (Rowan Oak & Southside Gallery), Tunica (Horseshoe Tunica & Casino at Resorts Tunica) and Chickasaw State Park (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Memphis sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Highlands.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Chickasaw State Park ©
Chickasaw State Park

2
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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at Highlands Aerial Park, then fly down the slopes at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Highlands day trip site.

You can fly from Memphis to Highlands in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Highlands is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Highlands, with lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cherokee.

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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Highlands Aerial Park ©
Highlands Aerial Park
Whiteside Mountain
Whiteside Mountain

3
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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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.
Visiting Zipline and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cataloochee Valley and Mingo Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherokee: Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Maggie Valley Wellness Center) and Nantahala on the Fly (in Bryson City). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, examine the collection at Fly fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians, and stop by Unique Gift Outlet.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cherokee trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Highlands to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Asheville.

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Zipline
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and Pisgah National Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and DuPont State Recreational Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Looking Glass Falls (in Pisgah Forest), Hendersonville (Shoal Creek Horseback Riding & Bearwallow Mountain) and Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and view the masterpieces at Center for Craft.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville route builder site.

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Asheville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Asheville

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The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest

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Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus, and then take in the awesome beauty at Whitetop Mountain. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Hungry Mother State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Grayson Highlands State Park, then contemplate the long history of Haller-Gibboney Rock House, and finally make a trip to Big Pencil.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Damascus trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Damascus takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pikeville.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail ©
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park

3
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Pikeville

Pikeville ©
Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Get in touch with nature at Chief Logan State Park and Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Epic Escape Game and Paintsville Lake State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Pikeville: Samuel May House (in Prestonsburg) and Matewan Depot Replica and Museum (in Matewan). There's much more to do: walk around Bob Amos Park, stroll the grounds of Dils Cemetery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, and examine the collection at Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pikeville visit planner.

Drive from Damascus to Pikeville in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Pikeville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Chief Logan State Park ©
Chief Logan State Park
Bob Amos Park ©
Bob Amos Park
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ©
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Cacapon Resort State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Step out of Harpers Ferry with an excursion to Adam Stephen House in Martinsburg--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at joy line railroad and Toy Train Museum, look for gifts at DeFluri's, relax and rejuvenate at Vivo Day Spa, and admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry visit planning site.

You can drive from Pikeville to Harpers Ferry in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pikeville in January, Harpers Ferry is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park

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