7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dothan
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Banner Elk
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Johnson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Dothan

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip app .

Dothan to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dothan to Atlanta. When traveling from Dothan in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Banner Elk.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
day
Banner Elk

Banner Elk ©
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Banner Elk Winery. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Watauga Lake Winery and then learn about winemaking at Banner Elk Winery.

Before you visit Banner Elk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Atlanta to Banner Elk in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in October, with highs in Banner Elk at 64°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Wineries

Side Trip

Watauga Lake Winery
Highlights from your plan
Watauga Lake Winery ©
Watauga Lake Winery
Banner Elk Winery ©
Banner Elk Winery

2
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Rocky Mount Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, and then explore the activities along Nolichucky River.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Johnson City travel route builder website .

Drive from Banner Elk to Johnson City in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Johnson City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Rocky Mount Museum, Nolichucky River
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mount Museum ©
Rocky Mount Museum
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery ©
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

1
day
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Johnson City to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Little Greenbrier School ©
Little Greenbrier School

1
day
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Biltmore Estate, then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally stop by Mast General Store.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Asheville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

1
day
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip website .

Getting from Asheville to Nashville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Hatch Show Print ©
Hatch Show Print
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then stop by Bass Pro Shop, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Birmingham day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leeds
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Civil Rights District ©
Civil Rights District
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop

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