10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Hot Springs Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lynchburg
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Danville
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Chippewa Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Springfield

Springfield
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield holiday builder tool .

Minneapolis to Springfield is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Minneapolis in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hot Springs Village.

Things to do in Springfield

Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries

2
nights
Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village
Hot Springs Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garland and Saline counties in the U.S. To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs Village trip site .

Drive from Springfield to Hot Springs Village in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Springfield in October: high temperatures in Hot Springs Village hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. You'll set off for Memphis on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Hot Springs Village

Parks Shopping Museums

few
hours
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs Village to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Belle Meade Plantation, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Tue), get a taste of local nightlife at Tootsies Orchid Lounge.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

1
day
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jack Daniel's Distillery as well as Short Mountain Distillery. On the 18th (Thu), learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Short Mountain Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lynchburg online road trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Lynchburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nashville in October, Lynchburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Short Mountain Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Jack Daniel's Distillery ©
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Short Mountain Distillery ©
Short Mountain Distillery

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mammoth Cave National Park as well as National Corvette Museum. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park and then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park visit app .

Drive from Lynchburg to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Danville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

2
nights
Danville

Danville ©
Danville is a home rule-class city in Boyle County, Kentucky, in the United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve Distillery and Buffalo Trace Distillery. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Danville trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Danville takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Danville are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Danville

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Revolution Brewery has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Revolution Brewery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago route planner .

You can drive from Danville to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Danville to Chicago. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chippewa Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

few
hours
Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls ©
Chippewa Falls is a city located on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County in the U.S. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and then sample the fine beverages at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chippewa Falls trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Chippewa Falls. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Chippewa Falls hover around 59°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chippewa Falls

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company ©
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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