36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nashville
— 4 nights
2
Raleigh
— 3 nights
3
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
4
Charleston
— 5 nights
5
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
6
Columbia
— 2 nights
7
Greenville
— 1 night
8
Asheville
— 3 nights
9
Bryson City
— 2 nights
10
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
11
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Diamond Caverns (in Park City), McLemore House (in Franklin) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville online day trip planner.

Thomaston to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Thomaston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Nashville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Diamond Caverns, Onyx Cave, 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

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Durham (Museum of Life + Science, Duke University Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, walk around Pullen Park, don't miss a visit to Memorial Bell Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Nashville to Raleigh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Raleigh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Durham
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Pee Dee Bicycle, thencatch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, thentake a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenadmire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then examine the collection at Warbird Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Raleigh in April since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

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

5
nights
Charleston

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, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and explore the galleries of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston day trip site.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilton Head side-trips: Beaufort (Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head journey builder website.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Beaufort
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours
The Point ©
The Point

2
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 19th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, thenget your game on at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, and then steep yourself in history at South Carolina State House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, and then stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Columbia travel route builder app.

Getting from Hilton Head to Columbia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Columbia, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

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

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.
On the 21st (Tue), grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, thensnap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Greenville day trip tool.

You can drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest) and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Greenville in April, with highs in Asheville at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, thentake in the pleasant sights at GSMNP - Deep Creek Trail, and then take in the pleasant sights at Three Waterfalls Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Tuckaseegee Fly Shop, take a memorable tour with Tours, thenexperience rural life at Darnell Farms, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City route planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bryson City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Unique Gift Outlet
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

You can plan Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bryson City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Bryson City in April, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Sevier Distilling Company (in Sevierville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, cool off at Dollywood, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planning site.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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