9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Beckley
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Lexington
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Memphis
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Longview
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Birmingham
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Beckley — 1 night

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and then learn about all things military at Raleigh county veterans museum.

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Alexandria to Beckley is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In May, Beckley is a bit cooler than Alexandria - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lexington.
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Lexington — 1 night

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Lexington takes 4 hours. May in Lexington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will leave for Memphis on the 5th (Thu).
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Tours · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Memphis — 1 night

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 5th (Thu): explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lexington in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Longview.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Longview — 3 nights

Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Longview: Tyler (Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Rose Garden, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Veterans Plaza and Vietnam Wall Replica, examine the collection at Gregg County Historical Museum, and hike along Paul Boorman Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Longview road trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Longview by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. May in Longview sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 1 night

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 9th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Birmingham travel route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longview to Birmingham. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 1 night

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 10th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Birmingham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Wed).
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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