16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Bryson City
— 3 nights
2
Helen
— 5 nights
3
Atlanta
— 4 nights
4
Blue Ridge
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryson City: Highlands (Bust Your Butt Falls & Dry Falls) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave Trail, Mount LeConte, &more). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City, and look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City online route planner.

Thomaston to Bryson City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Thomaston in June, with highs in Bryson City at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Highlands, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

5
nights
Helen

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Jail Museum (in Hayesville), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald, and take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helen route builder website.

Getting from Bryson City to Helen by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Helen, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blairsville, Old Jail Museum, Consolidated Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing, Fire Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
River Rafting & Tubing
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Atlanta, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planning site.

Getting from Helen to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Helen in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Atlanta, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

3
nights
Blue Ridge

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Change things up with these side-trips from Blue Ridge: Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville), Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains) and Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, learn about winemaking at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, and sample the tasty concoctions at Grumpy Old Men Brewing.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge day trip website.

You can drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Blue Ridge when traveling from Atlanta in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ellijay, Amicalola Falls State Park, Bald River Falls, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Zipline

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