8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Westmont
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 1 day
2
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Westmont

1
day
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 5th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder .

Westmont to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Westmont in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Carter Center and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip maker site .

You can fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites
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Carter Center ©
Carter Center
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
4-H Tidelands Nature Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), take a tour by water with 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Andrews Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island journey planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Jekyll Island in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
4-H Tidelands Nature Center ©
4-H Tidelands Nature Center

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, take in the exciting artwork at Liquid Sands Glass Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah journey planner .

Drive from Jekyll Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Museums

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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