9 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & Savannah Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & Savannah Itinerary

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Nashville
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Charleston
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Savannah
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville travel route tool.

Los Angeles to Nashville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Nashville is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip website.

You can fly from Nashville to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Charleston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Charleston, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, walk around Forsyth Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savannah tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Savannah to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Savannah in May since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

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.