12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vaxjo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Vaxjo

1
night
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 10th (Sun), hike along Weedon Island Preserve.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa online vacation planner .

Vaxjo, Sweden to Tampa is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Weedon Island Preserve
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Weedon Island Preserve ©
Weedon Island Preserve

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Egan's Creek Greenway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Peters Point Beachfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and then stroll through Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville online travel planner .

You can drive from Tampa to Jacksonville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Jacksonville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
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3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Dry Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend--about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: trek along Grotto Falls Trail and find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gatlinburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jacksonville to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Jacksonville in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Dry Falls
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Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 16th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville online holiday planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

1
day
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Traders Point Creamery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis route planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in June: highs in Indianapolis hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Traders Point Creamery
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Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Traders Point Creamery ©
Traders Point Creamery

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rosewood Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Independence Grove Forest Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Lake Michigan, Rosewood Beach
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Independence Grove Forest Preserve ©
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain

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