6 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights


Harpers Ferry — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Maggie Malick Wine Caves.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry tour itinerary builder website.

Williamsburg to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Williamsburg in December, expect Harpers Ferry to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Cincinnati.
Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Cincinnati — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati route builder website.

You can fly from Harpers Ferry to Cincinnati in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
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Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

On the 29th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Louisville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Louisville are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

On the 30th (Fri), walk around Patriot Park, then find something for the whole family at Moonshine Mountain Coaster, then look for gifts at The Christmas Place, and finally get in on the family fun at Big Top Arcade. On your second day here, make a splash at Dollywood.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge route planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In December in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Ohio travel guide

Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Kentucky travel guide

Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.