10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip generator.

You can fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, and finally contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Savannah travel planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Savannah. In October, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip generator.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and then contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville itinerary maker.

Drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in October, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1
day
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. In October, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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