26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights

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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Tunica (Gold Strike Casino & Horseshoe Tunica). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and stop by Lansky.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis attractions planner.

Thomaston to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thomaston to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In September in Memphis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

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.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nashville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Gatlinburg

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg vacation planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wineries

Side Trips

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Engelheim Vineyards (in Ellijay), Mercier Orchards (in Blue Ridge) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, play a few rounds at East Lake Golf Club, and look for gifts at Nora Mill Granary.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
VIP Southern Tours ©
VIP Southern Tours
Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery ©

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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Heli Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to Historic River Street.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savannah road trip planning app.

Getting from Atlanta to Savannah by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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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: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll through Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Photography Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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