16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Hilton Head, Taxi to Savannah
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Oglethorpe
— 1 night
Drive
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Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savannah holiday planner.

London, UK to Savannah is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Savannah to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 6th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, then identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Savannah to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in September, plan for little chillier nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Oglethorpe.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Fort Oglethorpe

Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Oglethorpe online journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Oglethorpe. In September in Fort Oglethorpe, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Fort Oglethorpe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Franklin

More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and finally stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Copper Fox Gallery, shop like a local with David Arms Gallery, take in the history at Carnton, then get engrossed in the history at McLemore House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Franklin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Oglethorpe to Franklin by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Franklin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and then make a trip to Beale Street. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Getting from Franklin to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Franklin in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, then stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to Orange Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and finally stop by Garden District.

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You can drive from Orange Beach to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Orange Beach in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Reynolds Nature Preserve, identify plant and animal life at Arabia Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Atlanta, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.