14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shelbyville
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Columbus
— 1 night
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Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at International Women's Air & Space Museum, then contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Kirtland, examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Cleveland Grays Armory Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cleveland journey planner.

Indianapolis to Cleveland is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shelbyville.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Shelbyville

— 2 nights
Shelbyville is a city in Addison Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to The Last Supper Museum and Johnson County Superior Court Building. Get a sense of the local culture at Metamora Museum of Oddities and Ohio County Historical Society Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Decatur County Park (in Greensburg) and Huddleston Farmhouse (in Cambridge City).

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shelbyville route planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Shelbyville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Shelbyville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Shelbyville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at William Root House, then see the interesting displays at Scad Fash, and then wander the streets of Virginia-Highland. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wren's Nest and then trek along McFarlane Nature Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shelbyville to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shelbyville in October; daily highs in Atlanta reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden and then see the interesting displays at Asia Society Texas Center. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then wander the streets of Historic Downtown Hico.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Houston holiday planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in October; daily highs in Houston reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Paul Murray Gallery and Fowler's Clay Works will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Baskins Creek Falls and Little River Road. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, admire nature's extreme beauty at Pop Culture Gourmet Popcorn, and make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg tour app.

You can fly from Houston to Gatlinburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In October, Gatlinburg is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbus

— 1 night
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. On the 15th (Fri), stop by The Wild Olive, trek along Salt Creek Trail, then steep yourself in history at Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Brown County Art Guild.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Columbus trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Columbus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, expect Columbus to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.