31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nashville
— 3 nights
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
5
Greenville
— 1 night
6
Columbia
— 2 nights
7
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
8
Charleston
— 5 nights
9
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, visit Downtown Nashville, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip tool.

Thomaston to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thomaston to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Sevier Distilling Company (in Sevierville), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and The Cottage Craftsman (in Bryson City). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and find something for the whole family at Dollywood.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg visit planner.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing, The Cottage Craftsman
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip site.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. April in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville vacation planning site.

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville takes 3 hours. April in Asheville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Zipline

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, thentake in the views from Liberty Bridge, thenget your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville, and finally relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Greenville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southern Hills Lavender
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge

2
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, get your game on at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, and then ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, and then stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Columbia trip planner.

Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park ©
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilton Head: Beaufort (The Point, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and stop by Chocolates by the Sea.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head attractions website.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaufort, The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Middleton Place.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 29th (Wed), shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then examine the collection at Warbird Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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