27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
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Franklin
— 1 night
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
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Shelbyville
— 16 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights

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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then ponder the design of Fountain of Rings, and then contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dobbins Air Reserve Base and Robins Air Force Base. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Nashville.
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Nashville

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.
On the 28th (Sat), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planning app.

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Franklin

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Carter House, and then take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

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Franklin is very close to Nashville. September in Franklin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums

Bowling Green

— 1 night
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You've now added National Corvette Museum to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum and then bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bowling Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Franklin to Bowling Green takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shelbyville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Museums

Shelbyville

— 16 nights
Shelbyville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Shelby County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shelbyville: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Versailles (WinStar Farm, Jack Jouett House Historic Site, &more) and Harrodsburg (Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill & Old Fort Harrod State Park). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Castle & Key Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, experience rural life at Gallrein Farms, and examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shelbyville trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Shelbyville takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Shelbyville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Shelbyville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Shelbyville to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Explore Atlanta further: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, shop like a local with National Center for Civil and Human Rights, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and walk around Piedmont Park.

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Drive from Gatlinburg to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.