8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Pine Ridge
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Bentonville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Clarksville
— 1 night
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Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge is an unincorporated community in Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States. Red River Gorge Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at Red River Gorge Zipline.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pine Ridge driving holiday tool.

Athens to Pine Ridge is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Pine Ridge

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pine Ridge to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Saint Louis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Plan my trip to Columbia with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Columbia takes 2 hours. August in Columbia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will leave for Bentonville on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Columbia

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Bentonville

— 3 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, then examine the collection at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bella Vista Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bentonville trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Bentonville in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Bentonville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Memphis sightseeing website.

You can drive from Bentonville to Memphis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Bentonville in August, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clarksville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Clarksville

— 1 night
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): Head underground at Dunbar Cave and then learn about winemaking at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clarksville trip maker site.

You can drive from Memphis to Clarksville in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Clarksville when traveling from Memphis in August, with lows around 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Clarksville

Parks · Nature · Wineries

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.