15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Townsend
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hendersonville
— 1 night
Drive
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Brevard
— 1 night
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
East Tennesse Historical Society and Bush's Visitor Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary and Green McAdoo Cultural Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville), Rocking Chair Farm (in Corryton) and Museum of Appalachia (in Clinton). There's more to do: stop by Smoky Mountain Knife Works and stroll through Ijams Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville attractions planning site.

London, UK to Knoxville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Knoxville due to the time zone difference. In June, Knoxville is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Townsend

— 1 night

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Townsend trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Townsend takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Townsend

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, and finally stroll through Quiet Walkways. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, stroll through Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cades Cove.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park sightseeing planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Townsend. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hendersonville

— 1 night
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and then examine the collection at Appalachian Pinball Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hendersonville trip planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hendersonville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hendersonville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brevard.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Brevard

— 1 night
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, view the masterpieces at Local Color, then go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then learn about all things military at WNC Military History Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of DuPont State Recreational Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brevard attractions planning app.

Getting from Hendersonville to Brevard by car takes about an hour. June in Brevard sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Brevard

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Suber's Corn Mill, then grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville road trip website.

Getting from Brevard to Greenville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brevard in June, Greenville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah tour planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Sumter National Monument and Aiken-Rhett House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, and explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston holiday planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.