8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 day
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London
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 day
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Echo River, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park road trip tool.

Tampa to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in April, expect nights in Mammoth Cave National Park to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

London

— 1 night
London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 3rd (Sat), walk around Sanders Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Laurel River Lake, then bet on your favorite at London Dragway, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Camp Wildcat Battlefield.

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You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to London in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in London

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bryson City online trip planner.

Getting from London to Bryson City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning app.

You can fly from Bryson City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bryson City in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike and then stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.