11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helen
— 1 night
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
3
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
4
Charleston
— 2 nights

1
night
Helen

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Nora Mill Granary, walk around Unicoi Hill Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom, get your game on at Alpine Mini Golf, get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, thenexplore the activities along Chattahoochee River, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helen attractions site.

Orlando to Helen is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in July: high temperatures in Helen hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Helen

Adventure Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Unicoi Hill Park ©
Unicoi Hill Park

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), ponder the design of Coolidge Park, examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thensample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and then get outside with High Point Climbing.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Helen to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Helen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chattanooga: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Coolidge Park ©
Coolidge Park
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Bring the kids along to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and MagiQuest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at The Track Smoky Mountains, putt your heart out at Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf, get your game on at Gatlin's Escape Games, and stroll through Grotto Falls Parking.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip tool.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Arcade City ©
Arcade City

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Isle of Palms Beach, walk around Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston road trip site.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Edisto Island Serpentarium, Isle of Palms Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Edisto Island Serpentarium ©
Edisto Island Serpentarium
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry ©
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

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