9 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Rocky Mount
— 1 night
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Boone
— 1 night
Drive
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Linville Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Washington DC — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC route website.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC. Traveling from London in October, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rocky Mount.
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Rocky Mount — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): grab your bike and head to Tar River Trail, take a stroll around The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, and then explore the activities along Rocky Mount City Lake and Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mount road trip site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Rocky Mount in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rocky Mount are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Boone.
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Boone — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Turchin Center and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boone trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mount to Boone with the Route module. Traveling from Rocky Mount in October, things will get a bit cooler in Boone: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Linville Falls.
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Linville Falls — 1 night

On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Linville Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Linville Falls journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Boone to Linville Falls takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Boone in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Linville Falls: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll set off for Asheville on the 5th (Thu).
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Asheville trip site.

Drive from Linville Falls to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In October in Asheville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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