6 days in Continental USA Itinerary
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Thu, Dec 22 - Tue, Dec 27
Charleston — 1 day
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.
To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning site.
Orlando to Charleston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Charleston is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): shop like a local with Savannah Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then examine the collection at SCADstory, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.
You can take a train from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Savannah sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Louisville holiday planner.
Traveling by flight from Savannah to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in December: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 48°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night
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 25th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder site.
Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 1 night
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.Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip builder.
Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.
Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Asheville takes 2 hours. In December in Asheville, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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South Carolina travel guide
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
Georgia travel guide
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.
Kentucky travel guide
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
Tennessee travel guide
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
North Carolina travel guide
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.