16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Dahlonega
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aiken
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Dahlonega

Dahlonega ©
The city of Dahlonega is the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site and Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Explore hidden gems such as Expedition:BIGFOOT! and Old Car City. Explore Dahlonega's surroundings by going to Foxfire Museum (in Mountain City), Tallulah Point Overlook (in Tallulah Falls) and Currahee Military Museum (in Toccoa). Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crisson Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at The Gourd Place, make a trip to 1875 Diving Bell, and do a tasting at Engelheim Vineyard.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dahlonega online driving holiday planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Dahlonega is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Dahlonega reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Dahlonega

Museums Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

Sautee Nacoochee, Currahee Military Museum, Foxfire Museum, Old Car City, Engelheim Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Expedition:BIGFOOT! ©
Expedition:BIGFOOT!
Old Car City ©
Old Car City
Currahee Military Museum ©
Currahee Military Museum

3
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. You'll explore and learn at Aiken County Historical Museum and Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hopelands Gardens and Aiken Center for the Arts. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Hitchcock Woods, walk around Aiken State Park, examine the collection at Dupont Planetarium- Aiken South Carolina, and let little ones run wild at Virginia Acres Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aiken route planner.

Traveling by car from Dahlonega to Aiken takes 3.5 hours. June in Aiken sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Augusta.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hopelands Gardens ©
Hopelands Gardens
Aiken County Historical Museum ©
Aiken County Historical Museum

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Augusta Canal Discovery Center and Morris Museum of Art. You'll explore and learn at Augusta Museum of History and Lexington County Museum. Change things up with a short trip to The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia in Harlem (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, pause for some serene contemplation at The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, admire the natural beauty at Meadow Garden, and take in the exciting artwork at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Augusta trip app .

Getting from Aiken to Augusta by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Augusta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia, Lexington County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Morris Museum of Art ©
Morris Museum of Art
Augusta Museum of History ©
Augusta Museum of History

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Georgia Museum of Art and The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. Step off the beaten path and head to Hay House and Museum and Library of Confederate History. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sandy Creek Nature Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bear Hollow Zoo, admire the natural beauty at State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and take a stroll through Downtown Athens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel planner .

You can drive from Augusta to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macon, Greenville
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Hay House ©
Hay House

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