9 days in Nashville, Louisville & Indianapolis Itinerary

9 days in Nashville, Louisville & Indianapolis Itinerary

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9 days in Nashville, Louisville & Indianapolis Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Minneapolis

3
days
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Lotz House Museum in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker .

Minneapolis to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Nashville is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
days
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 17th (Tue), gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum and then have fun at Churchill Downs.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Louisville visit planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

#Museums, #Tours, #Casinos
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

3
days
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
When in Indianapolis, make a side trip to see Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Centerpoint, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, savor the flavors at Rocket Fizz, and have fun at Lucas Oil Stadium.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planning app .

Getting from Louisville to Indianapolis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in April, things will get slightly colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 65°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Exotic Feline Rescue Center
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Victory Field ©
Victory Field

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