12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburg
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapphire
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lake Lure
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
End: Pittsburg

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, then explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and then explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg visit planner .

Pittsburg to Gatlinburg is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pittsburg to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapphire.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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Sapphire

Sapphire ©
On the 17th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Branch Falls, steep yourself in history at Oconee Station State Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jocassee. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along King Creek Falls, then explore the activities along Lake Glenville, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panthertown Valley.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sapphire trip planning website .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Sapphire by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Sapphire

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oconee Station State Historic Site, King Creek Falls, Lake Glenville, Panthertown Valley, Lake Jocassee
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Lake Jocassee ©
Lake Jocassee
King Creek Falls ©
King Creek Falls
Panthertown Valley ©
Panthertown Valley

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure ©
Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Broad River Gems & Mining Co., contemplate the long history of Green River Plantation, then take in the exciting artwork at The Millstone Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Big Bradley falls. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Kidsenses and then let little ones run wild at Morse Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lake Lure trip planning app .

You can drive from Sapphire to Lake Lure in 2 hours. June in Lake Lure sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rutherfordton, The Millstone Gallery, Big Bradley falls
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Big Bradley falls ©
Big Bradley falls
Green River Plantation ©
Green River Plantation
Morse Park ©
Morse Park

3
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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Lure to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Lure in June since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fort Moultrie, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, then putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Savannah, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hilton Head
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

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