31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Louisville
— 6 nights
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Marlinton
— 5 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Ocoee
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Memphis — 3 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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Memphis travel route planner.

Atlanta to Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Memphis. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Bentonville (Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park, Museum of Native American History, &more) and Rogers (Rogers Aquatics Center & Daisy Airgun Museum).

Before you visit Fayetteville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Fayetteville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in August since evenings lows in Fayetteville dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
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Nashville — 5 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.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Dueling Grounds Distillery (in Franklin), Bowling Green (National Corvette Museum & NCM Motorsports Park) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Tall Man's Misery & Fat Man's Misery). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take a memorable tour with Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by flight from Fayetteville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 6 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Dog Creek Recreation Area (in Cub Run), Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

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You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marlinton.
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Marlinton — 5 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to White Sulphur Springs (Blue Bend Recreation Area, The Greenbrier, &more), Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank) and Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Seneca State Forest, ride a horse along Cheat Mountain Stables, identify plant and animal life at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and stroll around Watoga State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marlinton vacation planning app.

Drive from Louisville to Marlinton in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in August, with highs in Marlinton at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, cruise along Little River Road, make a splash at Dollywood, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg holiday maker.

Drive from Marlinton to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Marlinton in August, with highs in Gatlinburg at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.
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Ocoee — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ocoee sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ocoee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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