8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
Fly
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clemson
— Few hours
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and finally get great views at Mount Bonnell.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. January in Austin sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

1
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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Riley Art Glass Studio, then take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, and finally gain insight at Garland County Library.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs holiday planner.

You can fly from Austin to Hot Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in January; daily highs in Hot Springs reach 52°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Spas · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, then shop like a local with The Birdcage, and finally look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in January, expect Eureka Springs to be little chillier, temps between 46°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more), Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge) and Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy, Dark Corner Distillery, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Asheville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Eureka Springs to Asheville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clemson.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Clemson

Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Clemson attractions planner.

Getting from Asheville to Clemson by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Clemson: highs are around 53°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Clemson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 25th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Drive from Clemson to Myrtle Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.