9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Richmond
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Virginia Beach
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Louisville
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Richmond

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Maymont, contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, then get engrossed in the history at White House of the Confederacy, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner.

Detroit to Richmond is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in March; daily highs in Richmond reach 58°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip planning app.

Getting from Richmond to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Asheville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Asheville sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Greenville

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Greenville Zoo, stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville day trip planning app.

You can drive from Asheville to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Greenville: highs are around 64°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Cedar Sink Trail and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Greenville in March, with highs in Mammoth Cave National Park at 56°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville. In March, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.