17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Charlotte
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lynchburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Charlotte

1
day
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville Pinball Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Asheville sightseeing planner.

Charlotte to Asheville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Pisgah Forest.

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Museums
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Asheville Pinball Museum

2
days
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Looking Glass Falls as well as Sliding Rock. On the 11th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cashiers Farmers Market, then view the masterpieces at The Bascom, and then admire the sheer force of Cullasaja Falls.

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Charlotte to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in Pisgah Forest at 83°F and lows at 64°F. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toPigeon Forge.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Highlands, Cashiers Farmers Market, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
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Sliding Rock
Looking Glass Falls
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

3
days
Pigeon Forge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cades Cove, CLIMB Works - Smoky Mountains and Dollywood. Explore hidden gems such as Rockin' Raceway and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Bring the kids along to Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Pisgah Forest to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, CLIMB Works - Smoky Mountains
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Dollywood
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
days
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ruby Falls, The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and Tennessee Aquarium. Bring the kids along to Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Creative Discovery Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Moonpie General Store. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Rock City Gardens, admire the local landmark of Coolidge Park, and explore the world behind art at Hunter Museum of American Art.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll set off for Lynchburg on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Rock City Gardens
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Tennessee Aquarium
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Rock City Gardens

few
hours
Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. jack daniels distillery has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get behind the scenes at jack daniels distillery.

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You can drive from Chattanooga to Lynchburg in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Lynchburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toNashville.

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Tours
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jack daniels distillery

2
days
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 Honky Tonk Central, The Parthenon, Downtown Nashville, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Frist Center for the Visual Arts. There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Nashville takes 1.5 hours. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll set off for Mammoth Cave National Park on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife
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Downtown Nashville
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

1
day
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along Cedar Sink Trail and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park vacation builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Diamond Caverns
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Diamond Caverns
Mammoth Cave National Park

1
day
Cave City

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
You've now added Dinosaur World to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Tall Man's Misery and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City travel planner.

Cave City is very close to Mammoth Cave National Park. In July in Cave City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors Trails Tours

Side Trip

Tall Man's Misery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dinosaur World

3
days
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Wild Turkey Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Louisville and Conrad-Caldwell House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cave City to Louisville is 1 hour. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lexington, Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc, Willett Distilling Company, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Wild Turkey Distillery
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Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc
Conrad-Caldwell House
Kentucky Horse Park

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