56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Sautee Nacoochee (VIP Southern Tours & Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and walk around Piedmont Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route website.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Atlanta are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
VIP Southern Tours ©
VIP Southern Tours
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards ©
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
Booth Western Art Museum ©
Booth Western Art Museum

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Pigeon Forge

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Max Patch in Hot Springs (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Pigeon Forge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Dry Falls (in Highlands), Hendersonville (Justus Orchard & Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, kick your exploration up a notch at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline, and view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville attractions tool.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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Williamsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then don't miss a visit to St. George Tucker House, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

You can fly from Asheville to Williamsburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Williamsburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Chicago

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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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Lexington

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Four Roses (in Lawrenceburg) and Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Pin Oak Stud). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, take a tour by water with Boone Creek Outdoors, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel site.

Getting from Chicago to Lexington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Lexington. In September in Lexington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Four Roses ©
Four Roses

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To plan Louisville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery ©
Thermal Spas

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville), Franklin (Leiper's Fork Distillery & Soar Adventure Tower) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Eureka Springs

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.
Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & The Walmart Museum) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Ozark Mountain Ziplines, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room 13, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and shop like a local with Quicksilver Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Eureka Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in October, with highs in Eureka Springs at 71°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Austin (Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, ATXcursions, &more) and Fredericksburg (Lost Draw Cellars, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, and gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Eureka Springs to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Cottonwood Wine Tours ©
Cottonwood Wine Tours

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New Orleans

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: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, walk around Audubon Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary website.

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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