8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Cumberland Gap
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 1 night

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 27th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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 28th (Mon): get interesting insight from Boone Creek Outdoors, contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lexington when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Cumberland Gap.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Unique Horse Farm Tours ©
Unique Horse Farm Tours
Boone Creek Outdoors ©
Boone Creek Outdoors

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Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Gap is a town in Claiborne County, Tennessee, United States. To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cumberland Gap travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Cumberland Gap takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Cumberland Gap due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Cumberland Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cumberland Gap to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Cumberland Gap to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then don't miss a visit to The Parthenon, and finally walk around Centennial Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and then take in the history at Carter House.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and then browse the exhibits of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Springfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in October, with highs in Springfield at 70°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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