48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly
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Asheville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Thomaston

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to VisitNorfolk Tourist Information Center (in Norfolk), Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head) and Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, stroll through Sandbridge Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip builder.

Thomaston to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Thu) at Water Country USA. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg itinerary app.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Water Country USA ©
Water Park
Water Country USA
4.3
Williamsburg Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Williamsburg Winery
4.1

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Fishpaws Marketplace (in Arnold), St. Michaels (Lyon Rum Distillery & Tasting Room & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planning app.

Getting from Williamsburg to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to French Broad Adventures (in Marshall), Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Dry Falls (in Highlands). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Highland Brewing Company, take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Asheville at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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BREW-ed ©
Must see
BREW-ed
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
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Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Food Tours
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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 54 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sat) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge visit planner.

Drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Louisville (Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, explore the galleries of Mary Todd Lincoln House, and take a memorable tour with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Lexington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Chicago is minus 1 hour. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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The Magnificent Mile ©
Neighborhood
The Magnificent Mile
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Eureka Springs

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Branson (Helicopter Tours, VIP Tours of Branson, &more) and College of the Ozarks (in Point Lookout). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Religious Site
Thorncrown Chapel
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Graceland, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, stop by Lansky, and go for a charming ride with The Carriage Company.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Eureka Springs in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Graceland
Specialty Museum
Graceland
4.4
Sun Studio ©
Historic Site
Sun Studio
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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning app.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Nashville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Grand Ole Opry ©
Theater
Grand Ole Opry
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Downtown Nashville ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Nashville
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and stop by Frenchmen Street.

Plan a New Orleans trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect much warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Garden District ©
Historic Walking Area
Garden District
4.7
Frenchmen Street ©
Neighborhood
Frenchmen Street
4.5

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