14 days in Atlanta, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & New York City Itinerary

14 days in Atlanta, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & New York City Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Murphy
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
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Highlands
— 2 nights
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New York City
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Atlanta — 2 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get outdoors at North Georgia Canopy Tours and Stone Mountain Park. Do your shopping at National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Champ's Clock Shop. The adventure continues: tee off at Top Golf and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta online trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Atlanta is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Atlanta, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Atlanta reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Murphy.
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Murphy — 2 nights

Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): do a tasting at Cherokee Cellars Winery and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Murphy vacation maker tool.

Getting from Atlanta to Murphy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in July, with highs in Murphy at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.
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Cherokee — 2 nights

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors, view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, and then trek along Deep Creek.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip planner.

You can drive from Murphy to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cherokee are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Highlands.
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Highlands — 2 nights

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 26th (Tue), stop by Ruby City Gems & Minerals, get a new perspective on things with Lake Glenville Scenic Waterfall Cruises, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain and then delve into the lush surroundings at Panthertown Valley.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Highlands holiday planner.

Getting from Cherokee to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Highlands, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. You'll get in some beach time at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Pike's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Highlands to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Highlands in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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