27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
8
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

7
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Historic Downtown Senoia (in Senoia), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Helen (Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf & Anna Ruby Falls). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore and take pictures at Hills & Dales Estate.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atlanta online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helen, HomeGrown Decatur, Stone Mountain Park, Build an Ark Animal Rescue, Six Flags Over Georgia
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Charleston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll through Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savannah attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and finally look for gifts at Instant Karma.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville travel route planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Savannah in June, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

3
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and then hike along Rock City.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Chattanooga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, Chattanooga is a bit warmer than Asheville - with highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Rock City, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure and then get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then find something for the whole family at Dollywood, and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge travel tool .

Getting from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip planner.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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