17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Knoxville
— 1 night
drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati visit planner .

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cincinnati. In October, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

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Getting from Cincinnati to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Knoxville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coolmore America - Ashford Stud
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Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

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You can drive from Lexington to Knoxville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in Knoxville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
First Baptist Church ©
First Baptist Church
Market Square ©
Market Square

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): shop like a local with SouthPark.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte attractions planner .

Drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In October in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Shopping Neighborhoods
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SouthPark ©
SouthPark

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online travel planner .

Getting from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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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 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3 and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 21st (Mon), wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Savannah are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
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.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Engelheim Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Ruby Falls. Step out of Chattanooga to go to Talking Rock and see Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Greenway Farm-North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, identify plant and animal life at North Chickamauga Creek, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga attractions planner .

You can fly from Savannah to Chattanooga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Savannah in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chattanooga, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Engelheim Vineyard, River Rafting & Tubing, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Highlights from your plan

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip website .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
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RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville ©

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