56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  27 h
1
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Knoxville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Louisville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Lexington
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Pittsburgh
— 8 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Brownsville (West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center & Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School), Samuel T Bryant Distillery (in Jackson) and Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis holiday website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Memphis is an approximately 29- hour flight. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get little chillier in Memphis: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brownsville, Samuel T Bryant Distillery, Mid South Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

6
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

5
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Sevier Distilling Company (in Sevierville), Pigeon Forge (Dollywood, Parrot Mountain & Gardens, &more) and Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, &more). It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and get some fabulous bargains at Russell Stover Candies.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville takes 1.5 hours. In May in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevier Distilling Company, Russell Stover Candies, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee), University of the South (in Sewanee) and Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston). Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Big Soddy Creek Gulf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga route planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tennessee, River Rafting & Tubing, Big Soddy Creek Gulf, University of the South, Ocoee HorseRide
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games ©
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

5
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.
Step out of Nashville to go to Hopkinsville and see Casey Jones Distillery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nashville attractions site.

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)

4
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Explore Mammoth Cave National Park's surroundings by going to Bill Monroe's Home Place (in Rosine), Nolin Lake State Park (in Mammoth Cave) and Dog Creek Recreation Area (in Cub Run). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, explore the activities along Echo River, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park visit planning website.

Drive from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Bill Monroe's Home Place, Nolin Lake State Park, Dog Creek Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

5
nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kentucky September 11th Memorial (in Radcliff), Lux Row Distillers (in Bardstown) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planning app.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky September 11th Memorial, Lux Row Distillers, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

5
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center, Castle & Key Distillery, &more) and Danville (The Great American Dollhouse Museum & McDowell House Museum). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and raise your glass at Barrel House Distillery.

Plan a trip to Lexington easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Frankfort, Georgetown, Danville, Taylor Made Farm, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville), Grandview State Park (in Beckley) and Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System, take in the views from Walking Bridge, contemplate the long history of Samuel May House, and explore by horseback at Barboursville Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Charleston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Weston, Chief Logan State Park, New River Gorge Bridge, Samuel May House, Grandview State Park
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cockayne Farmstead (in Glen Dale), Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" (in Moundsville) and Washington County Machine Guns (in West Alexander). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and wander the streets of Mount Washington.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charleston in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Latrobe, Dover, Youngstown, Cockayne Farmstead, Mount Washington Tavern
Highlights from your plan
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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