15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bristol
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Columbia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker app .

Sacramento to Nashville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Nashville. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toIndianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Parks Tours

1
night
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.
You've now added Old World Gondoliers to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis day trip tool .

Getting from Nashville to Indianapolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Williamstown.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
Central Canal ©
Central Canal
Old World Gondoliers ©
Old World Gondoliers

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of William Arnold Log House and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamstown trip planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Williamstown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamstown can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toChattanooga.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
William Arnold Log House ©
William Arnold Log House

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chattanooga fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Williamstown to Chattanooga by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. While traveling from Williamstown, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chattanooga, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

few
hours
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): Head underground at Bristol Caverns.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bristol trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Bristol in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, Bristol is a bit cooler than Chattanooga - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bristol Caverns ©
Bristol Caverns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg Space Needle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and then try out the rides at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bristol to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for Nashville on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, Belle Meade Plantation, Ryman Auditorium, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Huntsville to see U.S. Space and Rocket Center about 2h 45 min away. Explore Nashville further: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planning website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in and the county seat of Maury County, Tennessee, United States. For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Columbia planning app .

Drive from Nashville to Columbia in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Columbia are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chickasaw Trace County Park ©
Chickasaw Trace County Park

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