45 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Savannah
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Charlotte
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Asheville
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Gatlinburg
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Sevierville
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Nashville
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Memphis
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Birmingham
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Montgomery
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Atlanta — 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Nora Mill Granary (in Helen) and VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee). On the 4th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and stroll around Piedmont Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip app.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.
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Savannah — 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours (in Beaufort) and Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hilton Head Distillery, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District, make a trip to Historic River Street, take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 3 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then do a tasting at Treehouse Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Rocky River Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: stop by Fourth Ward, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery, and finally wander the streets of Belmont Historic District.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savannah to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Charlotte, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 5 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Dry Falls (in Highlands), Greenville (GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail & Falls Park on the Reedy) and Dogwood Crafters (in Dillsboro). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild).

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville attractions planning tool.

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 7 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: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Cades Cove). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. In October in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sevierville.
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Sevierville — 4 nights

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Thu) at Dollywood. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, do a tasting at Hillside Winery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sevierville travel route builder website.

Sevierville is very close to Gatlinburg. October in Sevierville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 5 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.
Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Leiper's Fork Distillery, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, visit Downtown Nashville, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Sevierville to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Sevierville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.
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Memphis — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tunica (Gold Strike Casino & Horseshoe Tunica). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Memphis online vacation maker.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Memphis are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, trek along Rotary Trail, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Birmingham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Birmingham are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 3 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery tour builder tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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