10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Blanco
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h
7
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Charleston


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2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Chimney Tops has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Chimney Tops, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, do a tasting at Mountain Valley Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg journey maker .

Charleston to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
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Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Mountain Valley Winery ©
Mountain Valley Winery

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.
To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

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Historic Sites
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Beale Street ©
Beale Street

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Memphis to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Blanco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums
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The Driskill ©
The Driskill
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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hours
Blanco

Blanco ©
Blanco is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Blanco travel planner .

You can drive from Austin to Blanco in an hour. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Blanco sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Blanco

Shopping

Side Trip

Lewis Wines
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Lewis Wines ©
Lewis Wines

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Hilmy Cellars - Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room and then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from Blanco to Fredericksburg in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Blanco to Fredericksburg. In May in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 9th (Wed).

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Nature Parks Wineries
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nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascade Caverns, The San Antonio River Walk and The Alamo. On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, take in the dramatic natural features at Cascade Caverns, then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker website .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, Cascade Caverns
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Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Nashville at 80°F and lows at 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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