9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Chesapeake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly

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Chesapeake

— 2 nights
Chesapeake is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, George Wythe House, &more) and Military Aviation Museum (in Virginia Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and stroll around The Mariners' Museum & Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Chesapeake trip maker website.

Norfolk to Chesapeake is an approximately half hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Chesapeake

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then hike along Limberlost Trail. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, then stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, and finally trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Chesapeake to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 6th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery, then admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol, then appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and finally take a stroll around Culture Center.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online route maker.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Shopping

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Charleston to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.