8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Roanoke — 2 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, relax and rejuvenate at Salt Foot Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Bottom Creek Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, relax in the rural setting at Jeter Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Read Mountain Preserve, and finally look for gifts at Chocolatepaper.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke trip builder website.

Cincinnati to Roanoke is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the history at Cold Harbor Battlefield Park, then contemplate the long history of Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery, and then work some fitness into your day at Virginia Capital Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond tour planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Richmond takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, then steep yourself in history at Stagville State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Duke Homestead, and finally make a trip to Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham road trip planning website.

Getting from Richmond to Durham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Millican Pictorial History Museum, then have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlotte vacation planner.

You can drive from Durham to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then stop by Moon Pie General Store, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tennessee Riverpark and then stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Charlotte to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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