19 days in United States Itinerary

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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
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Ellijay
— 3 nights
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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
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Bowling Green — 3 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Mammoth Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Corsair Artisan Distillery, experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn, and stroll around Fountain Square Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bowling Green trip planner.

Oakland to Bowling Green is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Oakland in June, expect Bowling Green to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville tour planning tool.

Drive from Bowling Green to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 16th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Dollywood.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nantahala River Gem Mine, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Nantahala on the Fly. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then take an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Mountain Layers Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryson City tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in June: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ellijay.
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Ellijay — 3 nights

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Explore Ellijay's surroundings by going to Dicks Creek Falls (in Dahlonega), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Blairsville (Brasstown Bald & Happy Goat Trading Co). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax in the rural setting at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cartecay River Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ellijay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Ellijay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ellijay when traveling from Bryson City in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Greenville.
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Greenville — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the views from Liberty Bridge, stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, then explore the landscape on two wheels at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, then go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, and then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Greenville road trip website.

You can drive from Ellijay to Greenville in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Greenville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 3 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to High Mountain Expeditions (in Boone) and Zipline (in Blowing Rock). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Freedom Park, get in on the family fun at Carowinds, and see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlotte route website.

Drive from Greenville to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Charlotte sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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North Carolina travel guide

4.5
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.
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