7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Oklahoma City
— 1 day
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City — 1 day

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

Tulsa to Oklahoma City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis travel site.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Louisville road trip planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 7th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, and finally trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Dollywood.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge tour planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Parkway, view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1, and then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum.

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You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Asheville in 2 hours. October in Asheville sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.
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Missouri travel guide

4.4
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.
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Tennessee travel guide

4.4
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.
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Kentucky travel guide

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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.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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