9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
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Boone
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Charlottesville
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Washington DC
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Wilmington
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Charleston
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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip tool.

Pembroke Pines to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pembroke Pines in December, expect Atlanta to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Long Hunter State Park and then tee off at Top Golf.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Nashville reach 53°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

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Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 27th (Sun), stroll around Freenotes Harmony Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then hike along Alum Cave Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally look for gifts at NOC Gatlinburg. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Patriot Park, get in on the family fun at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, steep yourself in history at Historic Ogle Log Cabin, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally stroll around Mynatt Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Boone

— 1 day
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 29th (Tue), hike along Glen Burney Trail, fly down the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mtn., then examine the collection at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Turchin Center, and finally get outside with Rock Dimensions.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Boone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in December, expect Boone to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Boone

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, hike along Saunders-Monticello Trail, steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, then have fun and explore at Virginia Discovery Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville travel website.

You can drive from Boone to Charlottesville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): walk around Gravelly Point Park, see the interesting displays at College Park Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Heurich House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Anderson House, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African Art, and finally appreciate the history behind National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilmington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Wilmington sightseeing tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Wilmington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Wilmington is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 57°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Church in Charleston, take an in-depth tour of The Powder Magazine, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Confederate Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Charleston online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.