15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bowling Green tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Bowling Green takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Bowling Green hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.
Highlights from your plan
Chaney's Dairy Barn ©
Chaney's Dairy Barn

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip app .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and then get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta. In October in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Yargo State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Mulberry Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seney-Stovall Chapel. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at State Botanical Garden of Georgia and then enjoy some diversion at Sanford Stadium.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Athens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Yargo State Park, Little Mulberry Park
Highlights from your plan
State Botanical Garden of Georgia ©
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Little Mulberry Park ©
Little Mulberry Park
Sanford Stadium ©
Sanford Stadium

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Charleston route planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

3
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and finally examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte attractions website .

You can fly from Charleston to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Charlotte. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
The Bank of America Stadium ©
The Bank of America Stadium

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