10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

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10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Herod
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Louisville

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Visit Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion) and Saint Meinrad Archabbey for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery Immaculate conception and St Joseph's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Jasper City Mill (in Jasper), Vincennes (Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy & Old Cathedral Church) and Monkey Hollow Winery (in Saint Meinrad). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of T.C. Steele State Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, stop by Chateau Thomas Winery, and browse for treasures at Brown County Antique Mall.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville tour itinerary builder website .

Louisville to Nashville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in November, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vincennes, Jasper, Saint Meinrad, Bloomington, Monastery Immaculate conception
Highlights from your plan
T.C. Steele State Historic Site ©
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Saint Meinrad Archabbey ©
Saint Meinrad Archabbey

4
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. Get some cultural insight at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Prairie Park and John Deere Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap), Peoria (Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum & Sculpture Walk Peoria) and Birthplace of Ronald Reagan (in Tampico). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Heritage Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and examine the collection at Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Ottawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Ottawa. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Herod.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fulton, Peoria, Westclox Museum, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, John Deere Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park
John Deere Historic Site ©
John Deere Historic Site
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery ©

2
nights
Herod

Herod ©
Herod is an unincorporated community in Pope County, Illinois, United States. On the 9th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Little Grand Canyon, take a peaceful walk through Shawnee National Forest, engage your brain at Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Cave-in-Rock State Park, and finally make a trip to Iron Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Burden Falls, then trek along Jackson Falls Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ferne Clyffe State Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Herod online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Herod takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Ottawa in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Herod, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Herod

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ferne Clyffe State Park, Cave-in-Rock State Park, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Jackson Falls Trail, Iron Furnace
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Ferne Clyffe State Park ©
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Cave-in-Rock State Park ©
Cave-in-Rock State Park
Shawnee National Forest ©
Shawnee National Forest