28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Bryson City — 3 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Nantahala on the Fly. Get out of town with these interesting Bryson City side-trips: Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Carolina Outfitters (in Topton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, stroll through Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond, take an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum, and view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Orlando to Bryson City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Bryson City at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Chimneys Picnic Area and Grotto Falls Parking will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: stroll through Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park route maker tool.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Bryson City. Traveling from Bryson City in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and Zipline will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary app.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.
Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through A Walk In The Woods, get in on the family fun at Anakeesta, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

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

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hilton Head.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Tours

Hilton Head — 2 nights

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 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, then have fun at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planning site.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in June since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savannah.
Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ghost & Vampire Tours will thrill your kids. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island, approximately Tybee Island away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and appreciate the history behind Fort Pulaski National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Folly Beach Public Beach. Next up on the itinerary: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charleston online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Sacred Willow Spa in Calabash (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Adventure.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · 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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.