14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crawfordsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Era
— 1 night
Drive
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Fly
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Knoxville
— 5 nights
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Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and Mammoth Cave make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Unique Horse Farm Tours (in Lexington), Cave City (Adventures of Mammoth Cave & Onyx Cave) and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, hike along Fat Man's Misery, stroll through Tall Man's Misery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Louisville Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Louisville road trip app.

Charlotte to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Crawfordsville.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Crawfordsville

— 2 nights
Crawfordsville is a city in Union Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at TPA Park, then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Indianapolis, and then see the interesting displays at Ropkey Armor Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Lane Place, then kick your exploration up a notch at Indiana Zipline Tours, Inc., and finally immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Crawfordsville day trip tool.

Getting from Louisville to Crawfordsville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Louisville in July, things will get slightly colder in Crawfordsville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to New Era.

Things to do in Crawfordsville

Parks · Adventure · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Era

— 1 night
New Era is a village in Shelby Township, Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 17th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, then ride a horse along Stony Lake Stables, and then experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Era trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Crawfordsville to New Era takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in New Era sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saugatuck.

Things to do in New Era

Trails · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Saugatuck

— 2 nights
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Corner playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Saugatuck Dune Rides and then stroll through Oval Beach.

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You can drive from New Era to Saugatuck in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Knoxville.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 5 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood. Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies & Fowler's Clay Works), Pigeon Forge (Titanic Museum Attraction, Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork, Ramsey Cascades, &more). There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Navitat Knoxville.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Saugatuck to Knoxville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saugatuck in July: high temperatures in Knoxville hover around 87°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.