9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and then have some family-friendly fun at Blackstone Shooting Sports.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip app .

New York City to Charlotte is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Blackstone Shooting Sports ©
Blackstone Shooting Sports

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, then appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Fly from Charlotte to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
On the 19th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chattanooga in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel. There's much more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville route maker tool .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Graceland, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis holiday maker app .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

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