23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Raleigh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Indianapolis

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Candles Holocaust Museum and Clabber Girl Museum. Get some historical perspective at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site and Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery & Brown County Winery), Bridgeton Covered Bridge (in Rockville) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and learn about winemaking at Chateau Thomas Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Indianapolis vacation planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Indianapolis. October in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Wineries

Side Trips

Madison, Terre Haute, Nashville, Chateau Thomas Winery, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge ©
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lotz House Museum and Walden Pumpkin Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Cummins Falls State Park (in Cookeville), Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, and see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner .

Drive from Indianapolis to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in October: highs in Nashville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Nashville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, George Dickel Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Rose Hill Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crane Creek Vineyards and Burt's Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Falls (in Jackson County), Chateau Elan Winery (in Braselton) and Yonah Mountain Vineyards (in Cleveland). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Black Rock Mountain State Park, identify plant and animal life at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, and get engrossed in the history at Currahee Military Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Nashville to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Athens due to the time zone difference. October in Athens sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Athens

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Macon, Crane Creek Vineyards, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Chateau Elan Winery, Glen Falls
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Glen Falls ©
Glen Falls
Crane Creek Vineyards ©
Crane Creek Vineyards
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cocoa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Alpaca Magic USA (in Homosassa).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Athens to Orlando in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 69°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Orlando

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Alpaca Magic USA, Cocoa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

4
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Escape the urban bustle at Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Carolina Tiger Rescue. Get some historical perspective at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site and Historic Yates Mill County Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Greensboro Historical Museum (in Greensboro), Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill) and Ava Gardner Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and wander the streets of Historic Oakwood.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Raleigh trip builder website .

You can drive from Orlando to Raleigh in 10 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in November, plan for slightly colder days in Raleigh, with highs around 62°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duplin Winery, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Greensboro Historical Museum, Ava Gardner Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue

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