15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Asheville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Diego

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Consolidated Gold Mine, then admire all the interesting features of Burt's Farm, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Amicalola Falls State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta tour itinerary planner .

San Diego to Atlanta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Atlanta. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 87°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dawsonville, Consolidated Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, make a trip to Coolidge Park Antique Carousel, then explore and take pictures at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Experience - Chattanooga.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chattanooga online trip planner .

Drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum

1
night
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at North Augusta Greenway Trail, make a trip to The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Augusta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chattanooga to Augusta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

North Augusta Greenway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park ©
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church ©

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour and then stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Augusta to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, then contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, then identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then stop by Topsail Island Trading Company.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Surf City, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Room Escape Games

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally stroll through Pullen Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh route site .

Getting from Wilmington to Raleigh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hillbilly Golf (in Gatlinburg), Sliding Rock (in Pisgah Forest) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville day trip app .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Raleigh in June, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sliding Rock, Hillbilly Golf, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Grotto Falls Trail, admire the sheer force of Baskins Creek Falls, and then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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