25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hendersonville
— 1 day
Drive
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Muscle Shoals
— 1 night
Drive
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Gadsden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Bardstown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Bus to Nashville, Tn, Taxi to Franklin
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Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights

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Nashville — 2 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.
You've now added Whiskey Trail Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Antique Archaeology, then explore the galleries of Marathon Village, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get curious at Adventure Science Center, and then learn insider's secrets on Whiskey Trail Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Nashville International Airport, Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field and Louisville Intercontinental. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Hendersonville.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Hendersonville — 1 day

Hendersonville is the largest city in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Charlie Daniels Park, step into the grandiose world of Historic Rock Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hendersonville trip site.

Hendersonville is very close to Nashville. In September, daytime highs in Hendersonville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Memphis — 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Graceland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey planner.

You can drive from Hendersonville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hendersonville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Memphis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Muscle Shoals.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Muscle Shoals — 1 night

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Muscle Shoals online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Memphis to Muscle Shoals by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Muscle Shoals when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Gadsden on the 20th (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Gadsden — 3 nights

Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gadsden: Cheaha State Park (in Delta), Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). There's lots more to do: walk around Coosa Landing Recreational Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, explore the stunning scenery at Little River Canyon National Preserve, and immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gadsden day trip website.

You can drive from Muscle Shoals to Gadsden in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf
Side Trips

Chattanooga — 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, Head underground at Ruby Falls, and then get great views at Rock City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chattanooga day trip website.

Getting from Gadsden to Chattanooga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gadsden to Chattanooga. In September, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Knoxville.
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Parks · Adventure · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Knoxville — 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lexington — 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 26th (Mon), try your luck at Keeneland.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lexington tour planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Bardstown.
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Casinos · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Bardstown — 3 nights

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark, and then sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James B. Beam Distilling Co., then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, and then sample the fine beverages at Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bardstown trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Bardstown can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.
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Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Louisville — 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then stop by Art Eatables. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

Getting from Bardstown to Louisville by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Franklin.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Franklin — 3 nights

More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Franklin is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Carnton, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Leiper's Fork Distillery, and examine the collection at Carter House.

Plan trip to Franklin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Louisville to Franklin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Franklin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Side Trip

Nashville — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Enjoy Nashville some more: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Nashville is just a short distance from Franklin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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