9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Sevierville
— 1 night
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
5
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Murphy
— 2 nights
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Sevierville

— 1 night
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Revolutionary War Graveyard.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevierville trip site.

Houston to Sevierville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Sevierville. In July, Sevierville is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Sevierville

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alewine Pottery.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge online day trip planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Sevierville. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary site.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, take in the exciting artwork at Philip DeAngelo Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asheville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. July in Asheville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Franklin

— 2 nights
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. On the 7th (Wed), look for gifts at Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then view the masterpieces at It's By Nature. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Cottage Craftsman, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Franklin trip builder.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Franklin takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Franklin are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Murphy.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Shopping · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Murphy

— 2 nights
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines, then see the interesting displays at Expedition:BIGFOOT!, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Highlander Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Old Jail Museum, and then get outside with Carolina Outfitters.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Murphy trip planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Murphy in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Murphy are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.