18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Ocmulgee National Monument and World of Coca-Cola are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Hay House and The Patch Works Art & History Center capture your imagination. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Helen (Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf & Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen), St. Joseph's Catholic Church (in Macon) and Tellus Science Museum (in Cartersville). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Centennial Olympic Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Skylake Galleries, and shop like a local with Mark of the Potter.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Atlanta reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macon, Helen, Skylake Galleries, Mark of the Potter, Tellus Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Tellus Science Museum ©
Tellus Science Museum

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Stones River National Battlefield. You'll explore and learn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Gallery 202, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church, and take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, stop by New Morning Gallery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, and then view the masterpieces at Jonas Gerard Fine Art.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip planning app .

Getting from Nashville to Asheville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in July; daily highs in Asheville reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk

2
nights
Charleston

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 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Moultrie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then take in the exciting artwork at Robert Lange Studios, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Edmondston-Alston House, then steep yourself in history at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and finally revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Asheville in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tanger Outlets Charleston, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip site .

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
City Market ©
City Market

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, then stop by Buford Highway Farmers Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Buford Highway Farmers Market, Your Dekalb Farmers Market, Silver Comet Trail, Booth Western Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©

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