15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Cherokee

— 1 night

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along Oconaluftee River Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Andrews Bald Trail, and then look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee holiday website.

London, UK to Cherokee is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Cherokee hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Biltmore (in Asheville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, make a splash at Dollywood, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel route planner.

Drive from Cherokee to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, get interesting insight from Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga route planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary website.

Getting from Chattanooga to Memphis by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 4 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: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online holiday maker.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.