13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Charleston

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gray Line Trolley Tours, Eating Asheville and Asheville Brewery Tours. On the 4th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Asheville Brewery Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see what you want with Gray Line Trolley Tours and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Eating Asheville.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner .

Charleston to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in September: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nightlife
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Asheville Brewery Tours ©
Asheville Brewery Tours
Gray Line Trolley Tours ©
Gray Line Trolley Tours

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've added Gray Line Tours, SongBird Tours, Downtown Nashville, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning site .

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Asheville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Gray Line Tours ©
Gray Line Tours
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Parthenon ©
The Parthenon

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louisville Mega Cavern, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern.

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Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Missouri Botanical Garden as well as St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours. On the 10th (Tue), take a memorable ride with St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis driving holiday website .

Getting from Louisville to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tastin' 'Round Town. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at Tastin' 'Round Town.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Tours
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Tastin' 'Round Town ©
Tastin' 'Round Town

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and other attractions. On the 13th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Red Clay Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip maker site .

You can drive from Memphis to Birmingham in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Botanical Gardens ©
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the top attractions with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Atlanta sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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