29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by A. Schwab.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Memphis is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

3
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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carnton and Carter House. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation builder tool.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Cheekwood ©
Cheekwood
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

4
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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Sugarland Cellars. Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

3
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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hunting Island Lighthouse and Coastal Discovery Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head road trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in August since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park

4
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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and Nathaniel Russell House. Step off the beaten path and head to Angel Oak Tree and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Wadmalaw Island to see Charleston Tea Garden about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, make a trip to Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

3
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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Escape the urban bustle at Huntington Beach State Park and Mt. Atlanticus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alligator Adventure and Hollywood Wax Museum. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Fallingwater are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Andy Warhol Museum and Cathedral of Learning. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Climbing Tours (in Ohiopyle) and Saint Clair Park (in Greensburg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Randyland, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh vacation builder site.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Myrtle Beach in September, with highs in Pittsburgh at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Indiana Dunes State Park. Appreciate the collections at Richard H. Driehaus Museum and Cantigny Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Naperville (Riverwalk Lot & Centennial Beach), Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and North Shore Beach (in Beverly Shores). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Holy Name Cathedral, wander the streets of The Loop, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and shop like a local with Lincoln Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip tool.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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