9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Asheville
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Knoxville
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Baltimore
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

Washington to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Asheville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Gatlinburg

— 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and finally look for gifts at Farmhouse Mercantile.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 3rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, don't miss a visit to Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and then make a trip to Market Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. July in Knoxville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums

Nashville

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then admire the striking features of Downtown Presbyterian Church, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Nightlife

Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip maker site.

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Chattanooga to Baltimore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Baltimore are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.