17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
South Bend
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Panama City

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) and Fontanel Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio, Carter House, & more). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll around Centennial Park, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and learn about all things military at Military Branch of Tennessee State Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary builder website .

Panama City, Panama to Nashville is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Panama City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Fontanel Mansion ©
Fontanel Mansion
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try your luck at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington road trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Lexington by car takes about 4 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. When traveling from Nashville in October, plan for slightly colder days in Lexington, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

2
nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Louisville trip maker .

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
The Big Four Bridge ©
The Big Four Bridge
Muhammad Ali Center ©
Muhammad Ali Center

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll around Brown County State Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then examine the collection at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in October, expect Nashville to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Brown County State Park ©
Brown County State Park

2
nights
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 (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument Circle, don't miss a visit to Central Canal, and then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nashville in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Indianapolis, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium

2
nights
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Lighthouses, stroll around Silver Beach County Park, and then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Notre Dame Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, and finally explore the galleries of Studebaker National Museum.

Make your South Bend itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Indianapolis to South Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in South Bend sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Saint Joseph
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Notre Dame Stadium ©
Notre Dame Stadium
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and Chicago Skyline. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and explore the activities along Chicago River.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from South Bend to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Bend to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Beer Tastings & Tours
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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