9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: South Bend
Drive:  11​h
1
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hilton Head
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: South Bend

1
night
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 5th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Grovewood Village, then stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Light Center, and then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner .

South Bend to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour and then explore and take pictures at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Asheville in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

few
hours
Hilton Head

Hilton Head
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head route builder tool .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 9th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip maker site .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tybee Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 11th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Gatlin's Escape Games, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savannah to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Savannah in July, Gatlinburg is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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