11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 day
Fly

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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, visit Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Nashville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with Endless Summer Paddle Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Indianapolis

— 5 nights

Circle City

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.
Get outdoors at Skydive Indianapolis and Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville), Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson) and Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room Fishers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Indianapolis vacation planner.

Getting from Louisville to Indianapolis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 1 day

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 11th (Tue), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Traverse City online vacation planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Traverse City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in August; daily highs in Traverse City reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Beaches

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.