55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Knoxville
— 1 night
2
Lexington
— 14 nights
3
Springfield
— 3 nights
4
Sandusky
— 3 nights
5
Akron
— 4 nights
6
New Philadelphia
— 1 night
7
Lancaster
— 2 nights
8
Huntington
— 4 nights
9
Abingdon
— 3 nights
10
Johnson City
— 3 nights
11
Hendersonville
— 7 nights
12
Townsend
— 7 nights
13
Hiawassee
— 2 nights

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at James White Fort and then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society.

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Atlanta to Knoxville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Knoxville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lexington.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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James White Fort ©
James White Fort
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society

14
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Let the collections at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Battle of Richmond Visitors Center capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and Legacy Trail. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center, Floral Clock, &more) and Fort Boonesborough State Park (in Richmond). The adventure continues: walk around The Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Kentucky Scenic Byway, admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, and contemplate the long history of Waveland State Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Lexington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfort, Richmond, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 31:
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Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heritage Center of Clark County and Ferncliff Cemetery & Arboretum. Explore hidden gems such as Little Miami Scenic Trail and Snyder Park. Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center (in Urbana) and Aullwood Audubon (in Dayton).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Springfield takes 3 hours. August in Springfield sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urbana, Aullwood Audubon
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Heritage Center of Clark County ©
Heritage Center of Clark County
Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve ©
Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve
Springfield Museum of Art ©
Springfield Museum of Art

3
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Angels Catholic Church, get your game on at Goofy Golf, thencontemplate the long history of Thomas Edison Birthplace, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lagoon Deer Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Port Clinton Lighthouse. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Sandusky Maritime Museum, join the crowd at Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park, and then stop by Toft's.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sandusky road trip site.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Sandusky takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akron.

Things to do in Sandusky

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Port Clinton, Thomas Edison Birthplace
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum
Port Clinton Lighthouse ©
Port Clinton Lighthouse

4
nights
Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Akron Art Museum and Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. Get some historical perspective at Hower House and Glendale Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Canal Park, don't miss a visit to Dr. Bob's Gravesite, see the interesting displays at Dr. Bob's Home, and learn about winemaking at The Winery at Wolf Creek.

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You can drive from Sandusky to Akron in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Akron, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Philadelphia.

Things to do in Akron

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peninsula, Wingfoot Lake State Park, The Winery at Wolf Creek
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Ledges Overlook ©
Ledges Overlook
The Winery at Wolf Creek ©
The Winery at Wolf Creek

1
night
New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia ©
New Philadelphia is a city in and the county seat of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at The endings museum, contemplate the long history of J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Alpine Hills Historical Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Moon Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Akron to New Philadelphia in an hour. In September, daytime highs in New Philadelphia are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in New Philadelphia

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, Alpine Hills Historical Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Alpine Hills Historical Museum ©
Alpine Hills Historical Museum
Silver Moon Winery ©
Silver Moon Winery

2
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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a city in Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Bryn Du Mansion, thenexamine the collection at National Heisey Glass Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Newark Earthworks, and finally grab your bike and head to Licking county Bike trails. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wahkeena Nature Preserve, thenhead outdoors with Jet Pack Water Adventure, thensee the interesting displays at Georgian Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chestnut Ridge.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from New Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. September in Lancaster sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Huntington.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Newark, Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Newark Earthworks, Chestnut Ridge, Bryn Du Mansion
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wahkeena Nature Preserve ©
Wahkeena Nature Preserve
 Georgian Museum ©
Georgian Museum
National Heisey Glass Museum ©
National Heisey Glass Museum

4
nights
Huntington

Huntington ©
Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bob Evans Homestead Museum and South Charleston Indian Mound. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Craik-Patton House and Spring Hill Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Appalachian Distillery (in Ripley), Little Creek Park (in South Charleston) and Point Pleasant (West Virginia State Farm Museum, U.S. Navy Poster Museum, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barboursville Park, trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, and examine the collection at Highlands Museum and Discovery Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntington sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Huntington in 2.5 hours. September in Huntington sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Huntington

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Charleston, South Charleston, Appalachian Distillery, Midland Trail Scenic Highway
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Farm Museum ©
West Virginia State Farm Museum
U.S. Navy Poster Museum ©
U.S. Navy Poster Museum
Barboursville Park ©
Barboursville Park

3
nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Let the collections at William King Museum of Art and Star Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Virginia Creeper Trail Club and Abingdon Olive Oil Company. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Art Depot, get a taste of the local shopping with Benjamin Walls Gallery, steep yourself in history at White's Mill, and stroll the grounds of Sinking Spring Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Huntington to Abingdon takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Johnson City.

Things to do in Abingdon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Benjamin Walls Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Creeper Trail Club ©
Virginia Creeper Trail Club
William King Museum of Art ©
William King Museum of Art
Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum ©
Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum

3
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Visit Gray Fossil Site and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site and Rocky Mount Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Nolichucky River, have some family-friendly fun at Play It Again Retro Arcade, stroll around Winged Deer Park, and look for gifts at Olive Oil Divine.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johnson City online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Abingdon to Johnson City in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gray Fossil Site, Rocky Mount Museum, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Nolichucky River, Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nolichucky River ©
Nolichucky River
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park ©
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

7
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. You'll explore and learn at Mineral & Lapidary Museum and Apple Valley Model Railroad Club. Visiting Jump Off Rock and Bearwallow Mountain will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Western North Carolina Air Museum, do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards, explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On! Children's Museum, and experience rural life at Justus Orchard.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hendersonville tour site.

You can drive from Johnson City to Hendersonville in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hendersonville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bold Rock Hard Cider, Jump Off Rock
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grandad's Apples ©
Grandad's Apples
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club ©
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club
Henderson Heritage Museum ©
Henderson Heritage Museum

7
nights
Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Get in touch with nature at Citico Wildlife Wilderness and Little Greenbrier School. Get some cultural insight at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsend: Fontana Village Resort Marina (in Fontana Dam), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Porters Creek Trail, Andrews Bald Trail, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Indian Creek Falls & Tom Branch Falls). There's still lots to do: stroll through Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, trek along Middle Prong Trail, and go for a walk through Look Rock Tower.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsend trip tool.

You can drive from Hendersonville to Townsend in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hiawassee.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Vonore, Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards, Fontana Village Resort Marina
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum ©
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Little Greenbrier School ©
Little Greenbrier School

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Hiawassee

Hiawassee ©
Hiawassee is the county seat of Towns County, Georgia, United States. On the 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, learn about winemaking at Tiger Mountain Vineyards, thendo a tasting at Stonewall Creek Vineyards, and finally hike along Hemlock Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Bell Mountain and then learn about winemaking at Hightower Creek Vineyards.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiawassee travel planner.

Getting from Townsend to Hiawassee by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hiawassee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiawassee

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Tiger, Hemlock Falls Trail
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bell Mountain ©
Bell Mountain
Tiger Mountain Vineyards ©
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Stonewall Creek Vineyards ©
Stonewall Creek Vineyards

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