16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Salem
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Vermont Monument). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC visit planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Nashville

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Pigeon Forge, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Burlington.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and then hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burlington travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Burlington, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Burlington

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Salem

— 3 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 7th (Wed), gain some tasty knowledge on Salem Food Tours, stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gedney House. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Ravenswood Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salem trip planner.

You can drive from Burlington to Salem in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salem

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.