7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Branson
— 1 day
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly

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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Branson online attractions planner.

Saint Louis to Branson is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Branson sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Shopping · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel and then visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip builder tool.

You can drive from Branson to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. October in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan trip to Gatlinburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Eureka Springs to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then shop like a local with Royal Street. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then stop by Hex: Old World Witchery, and finally get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions tool.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Gatlinburg in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.