9 days in Tennessee, North Carolina & South Carolina`s Coast Region Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee, North Carolina & South Carolina`s Coast Region Itinerary

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1
Memphis
— 1 night
2
Ocoee
— 1 night
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
4
Asheville
— 1 night
5
Charleston
— 2 nights

1
night
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey planner.

Jackson to Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ocoee.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Ocoee

On the 28th (Mon), explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ocoee trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Memphis to Ocoee in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Ocoee due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ocoee when traveling from Memphis in June, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ocoee

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cosby Picnic Area (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ocoee to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Biltmore, thentake in the exciting artwork at Philip DeAngelo Studio, thensample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville online trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings ©

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenget engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in July since evenings lows in Charleston dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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