17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Petersburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waupaca
— 2 nights

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Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Beach, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Eureka Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carter House will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Change things up with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip planning app.

You can fly from Eureka Springs to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Charlies Bunion. Titanic Museum Attraction and Tennessee Homemade Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Hartford (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Petersburg

— 2 nights
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with England idlewild park and then learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Versailles State Park, admire the majestic nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dinsmore Homestead.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petersburg trip tool.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Petersburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Petersburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. Do some cultural sightseeing at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. and The Lane Place. General Lew Wallace Study & Museum and Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall), Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard (in Sheridan) and Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural Center (in Crawfordsville). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Linden Depot Museum and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbian Park Zoo.

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Drive from Petersburg to Lafayette in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lafayette are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waupaca.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Waupaca

— 2 nights
Waupaca is a city in and the county seat of Waupaca County in the state of Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll around Stevens Point Sculpture Park, then grab your bike and head to Green Circle Trail, and then do a tasting at Sunset Point Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Hartman Creek State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crystal River.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Waupaca online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Waupaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lafayette to Waupaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Waupaca sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waupaca

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.