15 days in Tennessee, Georgia & Texas Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee, Georgia & Texas Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth


Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and make a splash at Dollywood.

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Bournemouth, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Gatlinburg. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bournemouth in August; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ocoee.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips

Ocoee — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ocoee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Atlanta.
Adventure · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

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You can drive from Ocoee to Atlanta in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Savannah.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Forsyth Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Memphis.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Memphis — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Austin.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and then look for gifts at Central Market. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

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You can fly from Memphis to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in August, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

San Antonio — 3 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, then let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

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Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Tennessee travel guide

Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Georgia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.