17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 2nd (Sun), get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham tour site .

Fort Lauderdale to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Birmingham. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, plan for little chillier nights in Birmingham, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Indianapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect nights in Indianapolis to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Visit Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Main Street and Kerrytown. Take a break from Ann Arbor with a short trip to Hollywood Casino Toledo in Toledo, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, make a trip to University of Michigan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nickels Arcade.

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You can fly from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Indianapolis in August, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Detroit.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Kerrytown ©
Kerrytown
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ©
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally shop like a local with Greektown. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of James Scott Memorial Fountain, take a stroll through Detroit Downtown, and then wander the streets of Campus Martius Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Detroit day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Ann Arbor to Detroit in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ann Arbor in August, Detroit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Detroit

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Greektown ©
Greektown
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 11th (Tue), try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculata Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Mount Adams and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cincinnati planner .

You can fly from Detroit to Cincinnati in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then try your luck at Churchill Downs, and finally contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Louisville using our trip planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Artisan Distillery ©
Kentucky Artisan Distillery

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nights
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 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, and then catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lexington online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Damselfly Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 17th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, then take a stroll through Twickenham, and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip tool .

You can fly from Lexington to Huntsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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