Hello. This is my first post to RTA. Feedback and suggestions are welcome regarding route and stops (attractions, food, car camping/lodging spots). Two adults and one dog will be traveling. We plan to car camp and camp primarily, but will stay in hotel/motel as needed. The first three days are structured, but after that we are flexible. This will be our first visit to most of the area.
Day 1- St. Paul, MN - ?
Day 2 - Louisville, KY for the evening and Nashville for the night
Da 3 - Lynchburg, TN midday, then Fort Payne, AL by 4 pm
Day 4 - Lookout mountain then Gatlinburg, TN
Day 5-7 - camping in Smoky Mountains including day trip to Sliding Rock, SC
Day 8 - Charleston or Myrtle Beach, SC
Day 9 - Myrtle Beach, SC
Day 10 - Outer Banks, NC
Day 11-12 - Outer Banks
Day 13 - Mount Airy, NC then Matewan, WV
Day 14 - Pikesville, KY then Paintsville, KY
Day 15 - ?
Day 16 - home
Some stops we will be making include: Churchill Downs, Jack Daniels distillery, Alabama band museum, The Bowery, Sliding Rock, beach at the OBX, hang gliding/parasailing, Hatfield/McCoy sites.
Recommended routes? Some scenic routes would be great.
Best camping in or around Smoky Mountains?
We would be interested in a possible civil war site or some Southeast "must see" recommendations along the way.
I would like to eat enough great barbecue on this trip to be tired of it by the time I get home.
Thoughts on including Charleston on this trip or not?
Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!