7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Charlotte
— 1 day
Drive
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Cedar Mountain
— 1 night
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly

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Charlotte

— 1 day

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Joe Gibbs Racing, then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and finally hike along Buzzard Rock Trail.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte vacation builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charlotte. In May, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cedar Mountain.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cedar Mountain

— 1 night
On the 11th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then surround yourself with nature on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fred W. Symmes Chapel.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar Mountain trip builder tool.

Drive from Charlotte to Cedar Mountain in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in May, with highs in Cedar Mountain at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Cedar Mountain

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on G3 Adventures, take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cedar Mountain to Chattanooga takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cedar Mountain in May, with highs in Chattanooga at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Carter House. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Downtown Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.