31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Asheville
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Greenville
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Columbia
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Hilton Head
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Charleston
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Nashville

— 3 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.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip tool.

Thomaston to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thomaston to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Sevier Distilling Company (in Sevierville) and The Cottage Craftsman (in Bryson City). The adventure continues: cool off at Dollywood, explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip site.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. April in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville vacation planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville. April in Asheville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Greenville

— 1 night

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 18th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, then get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville, and finally relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Greenville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Columbia

— 2 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, get your game on at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, and then ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, and then stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Columbia trip planner.

Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilton Head: Beaufort (The Point, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head attractions website.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Charleston

— 5 nights
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: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 29th (Wed), shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then examine the collection at Warbird Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
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.