12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 1 day
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Williamstown
— 2 nights
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Slade
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis

— 1 day

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.
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Minneapolis to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Williamstown.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Williamstown

— 2 nights
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Switzerland County Historical Society and then learn about winemaking at Verona Vineyards. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter and then get engrossed in the history at William Arnold Log House.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Williamstown online journey planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Williamstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Slade.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slade

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park and then make a trip to Nada Tunnel.

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Drive from Williamstown to Slade in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Slade are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 1 night
Williamsburg is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Whitley County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Cumberland Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Mountain State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Slade to Williamsburg in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave Campground.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Williamsburg to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Williamsburg to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then wander the streets of The District.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday builder tool.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step out of the city life by going to Newfound Gap Road and Charlies Bunion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Baskins Creek Falls. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Metcalf Bottoms Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.