16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 1 night
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Atlanta
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Pigeon Forge — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Big Top Arcade and Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo. Bring the kids along to Rockin' Raceway Arcade and The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Pigeon Forge Snow, admire all the interesting features of Little River Road, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge travel route tool.

London, UK to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 2 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): Head underground at Mammoth Cave Campground, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and then experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn.

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Getting from Pigeon Forge to Bowling Green by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Squire Boone Caverns, and then surround yourself with nature on Indiana Caverns. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Kentucky Science Center, then examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planning website.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center as well as Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise. Explore hidden gems such as Alligator Adventure and Myrtle Beach State Park. Go for a jaunt from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet to see Brookgreen Gardens about 38 minutes away.

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Traveling by flight from Louisville to Myrtle Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Myrtle Beach, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planning tool.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. April in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island — 1 night

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 12th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Jekyll Island Trail System. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and then stroll around Great Dunes Park.

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You can drive from Hilton Head to Jekyll Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church, look and learn at Tellus Science Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Southern Belle Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Atlanta road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Jekyll Island to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Jekyll Island in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
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Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.
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