8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

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 15th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge online travel route builder.

Atlanta to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. In May, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 night

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and then bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Charlotte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Charleston route website.

Getting from Charlotte to Charleston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online itinerary planner.

Drive from Savannah to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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.

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.