11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Macon
— 1 night
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Helen
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Jacksonville
— 1 night

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Macon

Macon
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Macon trip itinerary maker site.

Orlando to Macon is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in November: highs in Macon hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Helen.

Things to do in Macon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Helen

Helen ©

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park and then examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Consolidated Gold Mine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helen route planner.

You can drive from Macon to Helen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Macon in November, plan for little chillier days in Helen, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine
North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo ©
North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will enjoy Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Newfound Gap Road. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town, find something for the whole family at Anakeesta, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online trip maker.

Getting from Helen to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Helen in November, Gatlinburg is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Rowdy Bear Mountain

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Titanic Museum Attraction. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, stop by Outback Leather, find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online trip itinerary builder.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In November, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kingsley Plantation and then have fun at Ed Austin Regional Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville day trip planning site.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Jacksonville in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in November: high temperatures in Jacksonville hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Kingsley Plantation ©
Kingsley Plantation

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