10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Beech Mountain
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chattanooga Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, then have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, and finally look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chattanooga online tour planner.

New Orleans to Chattanooga is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Chattanooga. Traveling from New Orleans in February, Chattanooga is colder at night with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, stroll around Freenotes Harmony Park, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg journey planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beech Mountain.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Beech Mountain

— 3 nights
For the geographical feature, see Beech Mountain (North Carolina).Beech Mountain is a town in both Avery and Watauga counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Buckeye Recreational Center and Land of Oz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beech Mountain: Mast General Store (in Valle Crucis) and Roan Mountain State Park (in Roan Mountain). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Sugar Creek Gem Mine, fly down the slopes at Beech Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugar Mountain Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beech Mountain online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Beech Mountain takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in February, with highs in Beech Mountain at 45°F and lows at 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Birmingham.

Things to do in Beech Mountain

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beech Mountain to Birmingham in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beech Mountain to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. In February, Birmingham is somewhat warmer than Beech Mountain - with highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.