9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis visit planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Minneapolis to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: highs in Saint Louis hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

Before you visit Pigeon Forge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Nashville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Atlantic City

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, then get interesting insight from Atlantic Parasail, and finally look for gifts at Kona Surf Co.. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with EcoVentures, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get outside with Pirate Adventures.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Atlantic City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Virginia Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, Virginia Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.