52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tallulah Falls
— 3 nights
2
Pigeon Forge
— 13 nights
3
Johnson City
— 3 nights
4
West Jefferson
— 3 nights
5
Roaring Gap
— 2 nights
6
Marion
— 3 nights
7
Marion
— 2 nights
8
Hendersonville
— 7 nights
9
Townsend
— 7 nights
10
Blairsville
— 4 nights
11
Gainesville
— 4 nights

3
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Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Falls ©
Tallulah Falls is a town in Habersham and Rabun counties in the U.S. Tallulah Falls is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Tallulah Gorge State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, look for gifts at Tallulah Point Overlook, and trek along Shortline Trail (Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tallulah Falls trip planning tool.

Roswell to Tallulah Falls is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Tallulah Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tallulah Gorge State Park ©
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Tallulah Point Overlook ©
Tallulah Point Overlook

13
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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Bootleggers Distillery) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial, Newfound Gap Road, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Thu) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tallulah Falls to Pigeon Forge takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will leave for Johnson City on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

3
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Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Pisgah National Forest in Pisgah Forest (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: trek along Tweetsie Trail, steep yourself in history at Christopher Taylor House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yee Haw Brewing Co., and join the crowd at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Johnson City takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Johnson City when traveling from Pigeon Forge in September, with lows around 57°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to West Jefferson.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jonesborough, Pisgah National Forest, Bristol Motor Speedway
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Hills Distillery ©
Tennessee Hills Distillery
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail

3
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West Jefferson

West Jefferson ©
West Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Jefferson: Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson), Watauga Lake Winery (in Butler) and Todd (RiverGirl Fishing Company & Elk Knob State Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, stop by Ashe County Cheese, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jefferson State Park, and experience rural life at Landmark Farm Alpacas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Jefferson trip planning site.

Drive from Johnson City to West Jefferson in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johnson City in September: highs in West Jefferson hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Roaring Gap.

Things to do in West Jefferson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Todd, Grayson Highlands State Park, Mount Jefferson State Park, Watauga Lake Winery, Landmark Farm Alpacas
Highlights from your plan
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church ©
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest

2
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Roaring Gap

Roaring Gap ©
Roaring Gap is an unincorporated community in the Cherry Lane Township of Alleghany County, North Carolina near the border with Wilkes County.HistoryRoaring Gap was established in 1890 as a summer resort by Elkin, North Carolina industrialist Alexander Chatham, one of the founders of the Chatham Manufacturing Company. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Stone Mountain General Store. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain State Park, contemplate the long history of Hutchinson Homestead, and then learn about winemaking at Shelton Vineyards.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Roaring Gap road trip site.

Traveling by car from West Jefferson to Roaring Gap takes an hour. When traveling from West Jefferson in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Roaring Gap: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Roaring Gap

Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Shelton Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain State Park ©
Stone Mountain State Park
Hutchinson Homestead ©
Hutchinson Homestead
Stone Mountain General Store ©
Stone Mountain General Store

3
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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): walk around Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, push the limits with Hungry Mother Adventures, and then admire the majestic nature at Hungry Mother State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of the Middle Appalachians, then immerse yourself in nature at Douthat State Park, and then walk around Lincolnshire Park.

Plan my day in Marion using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Roaring Gap to Marion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Douthat State Park, Museum of the Middle Appalachians, Lincolnshire Park
Highlights from your plan
Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area ©
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Hungry Mother Adventures ©
Hungry Mother Adventures

2
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Marion

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cedar Creek Riding Stables, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax in the rural setting at Sweet Betsy Farm, and finally do a tasting at Silver Fork Winery. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, then Head underground at Linville Caverns, and then take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marion road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Marion to Marion takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Lure, Whiteside Mountain, Linville Gorge, Silver Fork Winery
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Sweet Betsy Farm ©
Sweet Betsy Farm
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

7
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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hendersonville: Pisgah Forest (Sliding Rock & Looking Glass Falls), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures (in Rosman). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, indulge in some personalized pampering at Acu-Na Wellness Center, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and take a memorable tour with The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour.

Plan trip to Hendersonville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Marion to Hendersonville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Hendersonville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures ©
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Townsend: Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains), Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese (in Robbinsville) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Mtn Trax, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing, get great views at Look Rock Tower, and walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Townsend trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hendersonville to Townsend takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blairsville.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Lost Sea Adventure, Bald River Falls, Cherohala Skyway, Fontana Dam & Visitors Center
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

4
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Blairsville

Blairsville is a city in Union County, Georgia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Blue Ridge), Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and Deals Gap (in Robbinsville). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Meeks Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Blairsville planner.

Traveling by car from Townsend to Blairsville takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Blairsville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Blairsville

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Blue Ridge, Carolina Outfitters, Cherokee Cellars Winery, Deals Gap, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald
Meeks Park ©
Meeks Park

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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
The city of Gainesville is the county seat of Hall County, Georgia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gainesville: Dahlonega (Consolidated Gold Mine, Crisson Gold Mine, &more), Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville) and Margaritaville at Lanier Islands (in Buford). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Don Carter State Park, learn about winemaking at Chateau Elan Winery, don't miss a visit to BabyLand General Hospital, and walk around Little Mulberry Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gainesville day trip tool.

You can drive from Blairsville to Gainesville in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blairsville in October since evenings lows in Gainesville dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Dahlonega, Amicalola Falls State Park, Little Mulberry Park, BabyLand General Hospital, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
Highlights from your plan
Don Carter State Park ©
Don Carter State Park
Little Mulberry Park ©
Little Mulberry Park
Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville