5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 1 day
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Marshall
— 1 night
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Barnardsville
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Helen
— 1 night
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Springfield
— Few hours
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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Nashville to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. In September in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marshall.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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Marshall

Marshall is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along French Broad River, experience rural life at Carolina Bison Farm, and then whizz through the canopy at French Broad Adventures.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marshall itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Marshall in 2 hours. September in Marshall sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barnardsville.

Things to do in Marshall

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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Barnardsville

Barnardsville is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.Located on Ivy Creek, the settlement is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryBarnard's Inn was established at the settlement by Hezekiah and Hester Barnard in the early 1800s.A post office was established in 1875.Barnardsville incorporated in 1959, and established its own police force and fire department. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline, then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Ridge Mountains.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barnardsville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Barnardsville is very close to Marshall. In September in Barnardsville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Barnardsville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally stroll through Grotto Falls Parking.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barnardsville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helen.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Helen

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to BabyLand General Hospital, take a pleasant ride with Sunburst Adventures, then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helen online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Helen. While traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helen, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Springfield

Springfield is a city in and the county seat of Robertson County, located in Middle Tennessee. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Springfield day trip website.

You can drive from Helen to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Helen in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Springfield, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

United States travel guide

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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.