18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kids will enjoy Georgia Aquarium and SKYVIEW Atlanta. Change things up with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Atlanta.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Atlanta sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Atlanta. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Atlanta at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Zoo Atlanta ©
Zoo Atlanta

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Downtown Presbyterian Church, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nashville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, and then stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Greenville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cataract Falls ©
Cataract Falls
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy and then admire all the interesting features of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville road trip tool .

Take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Greenville in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
The Children's Museum of the Upstate ©

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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip maker .

Traveling by car from Greenville to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Cross (in Bluffton) and Hilton Head (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Hilton Head Island Bike Trails). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah tour planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Faith Chapel and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jekyll Island day trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Jekyll Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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