36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Durham
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Thomaston

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online tour planner.

Thomaston to Nashville is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thomaston to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Durham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Mammoth Cave, National Corvette Museum, Onyx Cave
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): gain insight at Duke University, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Durham in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Durham, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Duke University ©
Duke University

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Durham to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Durham in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get your game on at Backstage Mirror Maze, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and finally experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in April since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Murrells Inlet
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Charleston

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: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Highlights from your plan
Pounce Cat Cafe ©
Pounce Cat Cafe
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Bay Street, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Beaufort are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

3
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Greenville Zoo, then grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Greenville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Hilton Head to Greenville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hilton Head in April since evenings lows in Greenville dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Greenville Zoo ©
Greenville Zoo

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip planning website.

Drive from Greenville to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Asheville is little chillier than Greenville - with highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Zipline, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bearwallow Mountain, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Zipline

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
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 Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online visit planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In May, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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