8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Atlanta
— 1 day
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly

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Atlanta

— 1 day

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 15th (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Atlanta. May in Atlanta sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 17th (Mon), discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Pigeon Forge to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 21st (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Asheville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Asheville takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Asheville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 22nd (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, then steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston route website.

Getting from Asheville to Charleston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.