9 days in Tennessee, North Carolina & Georgia Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee, North Carolina & Georgia Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee, North Carolina & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Delavan
Drive:  13​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
5
Cumberland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Delavan

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Jump Off Trail. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, head outdoors with Place of A Thousand Drips, and view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip website .

Delavan to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Delavan to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Delavan in March, expect Gatlinburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 60°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 3rd (Sun), do a tasting at Biltmore Estate, then shop like a local with Blue Spiral 1, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Biltmore Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Asheville, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Savannah.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savannah route maker .

You can drive from Asheville to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Asheville in March, things will get a bit warmer in Savannah: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Beach
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Speed Boats Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
night
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 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jekyll Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cumberland Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
4-H Tidelands Nature Center ©
4-H Tidelands Nature Center

1
night
Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cumberland Island National Seashore.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cumberland Island trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Jekyll Island to Cumberland Island with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cumberland Island National Seashore ©

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