9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to John Brown's Fort, then make a trip to White Hall Tavern, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then get great views at The Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Newark in August, Harpers Ferry is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Step out of Shenandoah National Park with an excursion to DuCard Vineyards in Etlan--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Rock Summit Trail.

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Drive from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip


— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel planner.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Gatlinburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips


— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls, then steep yourself in history at Biltmore, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in August: highs in Asheville hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

United States travel guide

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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.