13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Roanoke
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry vacation tool.

Washington to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston holiday planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Charleston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step out of Louisville with an excursion to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, try your luck at Churchill Downs, and examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville route builder tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip tool.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

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 9th (Wed): stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roanoke holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.