25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Thomaston

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah road trip planning app .

Thomaston to Savannah is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. January in Savannah sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
River Street Savannah ©
River Street Savannah

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, and make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Walking tours
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Camden (Camden Revolutionary War Site & Goodale State Park). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Site of the Surrender, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Charleston to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Columbia sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Camden
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Room Escape Games
St. Peter's Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Catholic Church

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville is known for wineries, nightlife, museums, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Biltmore Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, admire the natural beauty at Biltmore Rose Garden, and see the interesting displays at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planning app .

Getting from Columbia to Asheville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Columbia in January; daily highs in Asheville reach 47°F and lows reach 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Museums
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Market Square in Knoxville (about 52 minutes away). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, stop by Three Bears General Store, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online attractions planner .

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. January in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sevierville, Market Square
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Legend Distillery ©
Tennessee Legend Distillery
Mountain Valley Winery ©
Mountain Valley Winery
Hillside Winery ©
Hillside Winery

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January in Nashville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Room Escape Games

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Go for a jaunt from Chattanooga to Tunnel Hill to see Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Escape Mission Chattanooga, wander the streets of Bluff View Art District, take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Fields at Montague Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip maker tool .

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, Rock City
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Bluff View Art District ©
Bluff View Art District

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