9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Herndon
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Lynchburg
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Sevierville
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Herndon

— 1 night
Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. On the 26th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Herndon online trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Herndon is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. June in Herndon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Herndon

Nature · Parks

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Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Dean Cemetery, then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, then stroll through Limberlost Trail, and finally trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Herndon to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Lynchburg

— 1 night
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lynchburg travel route planning site.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Lynchburg in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks · Historic Sites
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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, don't miss a visit to Historic Yates Mill County Park, and then make a trip to Videri Chocolate Factory.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Raleigh trip planner.

You can drive from Lynchburg to Raleigh in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome and then trek along Tom Branch Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, admire the sheer force of Indian Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Juney Whank Falls, and finally stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sevierville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sevierville

— 1 night
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 2nd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sevierville online journey builder.

Sevierville is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Sevierville

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 day
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park travel route app.

You can drive from Sevierville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sevierville to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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.