17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Greenville
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville day trip tool.

Thomaston to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with a short trip to Sevier Distilling Company in Sevierville (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Biltmore, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in the dramatic scenery at DuPont State Recreational Forest, and view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In April in Asheville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Greenville

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 11th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, then have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville, and finally relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Greenville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Greenville when traveling from Asheville in April, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Hilton Head

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 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, then sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head travel planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Hilton Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.