11 days in Georgia, Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in Georgia, Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, thenlearn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Savannah online route planner.

Atlanta to Savannah is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Jekyll Island trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and then make a trip to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Jekyll Island to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jekyll Island to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, thentake in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin. On the next day, stop by Downtown Nashville and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville tour itinerary website.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nashville, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Cades Cove and Quiet Walkways. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Fowler's Clay Works. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip app.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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 26th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ariel Gallery, thensavor the flavors at Biltmore, and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Asheville day trip website.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. September in Asheville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary ©
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
Ariel Gallery ©
Ariel Gallery

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