18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Tampa
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Tunica
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Tampa

3
days
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Biltmore Estate and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Blueridge Parkway and Falls Park on the Reedy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (in Hendersonville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Marshall). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, examine the collection at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

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Tampa to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, Blueridge Parkway, Falls Park on the Reedy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy

6
days
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Museum Attraction and Little Greenbrier School. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars Winery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

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Getting from Asheville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

2
days
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
day
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Biloxi.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

1
day
Biloxi

Biloxi
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Beauvoir and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Biloxi Beach.

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Getting from Birmingham to Biloxi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Biloxi

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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1
day
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, steep yourself in history at Longwood, and then get engrossed in the history at Rosalie Mansion.

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Getting from Biloxi to Natchez by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Biloxi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Natchez, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tunica.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Longwood ©
Longwood

2
days
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, examine the collection at The Delta Blues Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Crossroad. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Rowan Oak and then admire the majestic nature at Wall Doxey State Park.

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You can drive from Natchez to Tunica in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunica

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trips

Clarksdale, Holly Springs, Rowan Oak
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Kirkwood National Golf Club ©
Kirkwood National Golf Club
Rowan Oak ©
Rowan Oak
Wall Doxey State Park ©
Wall Doxey State Park

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