16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Drive:  8 h
1
Eastover
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
car:  7 h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
car:  6 h
4
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Eastover

Eastover ©
Eastover is a town in Richland County, South Carolina, United States. Millford Plantation has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eastover trip planner.

Columbus to Eastover is an approximately 8- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Columbus to Eastover, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Shenandoah National Park on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Eastover

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Congaree National Park, Millford Plantation, Poinsett State Park
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Congaree National Park ©
Congaree National Park
Poinsett State Park ©
Poinsett State Park
Millford Plantation ©
Millford Plantation

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Garden Maze as well as Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Get outdoors at Dark Hollow Falls and Bearfence Mountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Massanutten Storybook Trail and Doyles River Falls. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hawksbill Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Drive from Eastover to Shenandoah National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll set off for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Luray
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laurel Falls as well as Grotto Falls Parking. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades and then walk around Greenbrier Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and finally head outdoors with The Sinks.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Meigs Falls ©
Meigs Falls
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fat Man's Misery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Branson.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, hike along Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave. On the next day, find something for the whole family at The Branson Coaster, get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum, then get your game on at Buster's Old Time Photos, then see the interesting displays at Ralph Foster Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Roaring River State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mammoth Cave National Park to Branson takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Branson are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ridgedale, Roaring River State Park
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Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
The Branson Coaster ©
The Branson Coaster
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area ©
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

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Springfield

Springfield ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and then experience rural life at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park.

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Traveling by car from Branson to Springfield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park ©
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park

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