9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Millersburg
— 1 day
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Drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Gettysburg
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bristol
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Bardstown
— 1 night
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Millersburg

— 1 day
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Mohican State Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Millersburg road trip planning site.

Cleveland to Millersburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Cleveland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Millersburg, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Millersburg

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, browse the exhibits of Shriver House Museum, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, then contemplate the long history of David Wills House, then explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Virginia Memorial. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and then make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Millersburg to Gettysburg. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Rock Summit Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park tour app.

Getting from Gettysburg to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bristol

— 1 night
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Virginia Creeper Trail Club and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bristol Caverns.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bristol road trip app.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Bristol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Bristol, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Alum Cave Trail, then trek along Charlies Bunion, and then admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and then trek along Fighting Creek Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bristol to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 21st (Mon), Head underground at Diamond Caverns, hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then hike along Tall Man's Misery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park journey builder app.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Bardstown

— 1 night
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, and then tee off at My Old Kentucky Home.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bardstown tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Bardstown. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Golf · Nature · Outdoors

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.