10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip generator.

New York City to Hilton Head is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Hilton Head is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah itinerary builder.

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Savannah are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

1
night
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation builder.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and then steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Asheville itinerary builder.

Drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charleston in October, with highs in Asheville at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Visiting Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Asheville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): shop like a local with Moonpie General Store, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, and then Head underground at Ruby Falls.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

few
hours
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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