8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Sevierville
— 3 nights
3
Franklin
— 1 night
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
5
West Union
— Few hours

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. On the next day, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planner.

Columbus to Charlottesville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sevierville.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

3
nights
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanger Outlets Sevierville and Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Fowler's Clay Works. When in Sevierville, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Forge Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, examine the collection at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sevierville road trip tool.

Getting from Charlottesville to Sevierville by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In July in Sevierville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Franklin.

Things to do in Sevierville

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, take in the history at Carter House, then see the interesting displays at Carnton, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David Arms Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Franklin road trip website.

Drive from Sevierville to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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. July in Franklin sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Mary Todd Lincoln House, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and finally contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lexington sightseeing planner.

Drive from Franklin to Lexington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Lexington. When traveling from Franklin in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to West Union.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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West Union

West Union
West Union is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Union day trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to West Union in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in West Union

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

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