9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Shenandoah National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: Saint Louis

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park travel route planner.

Saint Louis to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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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.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. On the 25th (Sun), you're off toAsheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville. In March in Asheville, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Asheville to Charlottesville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shenandoah National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker site .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway. In March in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 49°F and lows reach 31°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

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