10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Madison
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Asheville

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Myseum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planning website .

Asheville to Saint Louis is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shaw Nature Reserve, Sachs Butterfly House
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Shaw Nature Reserve ©
Shaw Nature Reserve
Myseum ©
Myseum

4
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Cave of the Mounds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madison: Horicon Marsh (in Mayville), Green Meadows Petting Farm (in Waterford) and Wilderness Territory (in Wisconsin Dells). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Madison Children's Museum, identify plant and animal life at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and grab your bike and head to Lake Monona Shoreline Run.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madison online itinerary planner .

Getting from Saint Louis to Madison by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in April, expect Madison to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells, Green Meadows Petting Farm, Horicon Marsh, Cave of the Mounds
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
Wilderness Territory ©
Wilderness Territory

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Millennium Park, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and finally get your game on at Fox in a Box Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder tool .

You can drive from Madison to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Louisville at 69°F and lows at 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Louisville

Shopping Museums
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21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel

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