8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tampa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and finally get great views at Grandview Overlook. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh vacation builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pittsburgh. In December in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: highs in Savannah hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

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Tybee Island
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Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and then wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to Jekyll Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 24th (Tue), hike along Bayshore Boulevard, then identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Island Beach, and then snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner .

Getting from Jekyll Island to Tampa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jekyll Island in December: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Tampa

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Side Trips

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Saint Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach
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Bayshore Boulevard ©
Bayshore Boulevard
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 26th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planning website .

Getting from Tampa to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get colder in Gatlinburg: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
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Zipline
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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