35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Clarksville
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 4 nights
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Green Bay
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Traverse City
— 4 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Akron
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gadsden
— 1 night

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Nashville

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.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and Bowling Green (NCM Motorsports Park & National Corvette Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Nashville. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clarksville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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Clarksville

Clarksville ©
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Dunbar Cave, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): walk around Liberty Park and then get outside with Clarksville Greenway.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clarksville trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Clarksville takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Clarksville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Clarksville Greenway ©
Clarksville Greenway
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery ©
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol, and then ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Clarksville to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August in Springfield, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Springfield

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Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Illinois State Capitol ©
Illinois State Capitol

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wisconsin Dells: Spring Green (The House on the Rock & Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center ) and Madison (Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Henry Vilas Zoo). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Wisconsin Deer Park, surround yourself with nature on Original Wisconsin Ducks, and make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells vacation maker.

You can drive from Springfield to Wisconsin Dells in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Springfield in August; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Zipline

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Green Bay

Green Bay

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Discover how to plan a Green Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Green Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Green Bay can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Munising.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Presque Isle Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip tool.

Getting from Green Bay to Munising by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Munising is 1 hour. While traveling from Green Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munising, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Munising to Mackinac Island by combination of car and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Front Street, don't miss a visit to Mission Point Lighthouse, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Start your trip to Traverse City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 3rd (Thu), walk around John Ball Zoo, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids tour planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akron.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
John Ball Zoo ©
John Ball Zoo
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Warther Museum (in Dover) and Tree Frog Canopy Tours Zipline (in Glenmont). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Burning River Adventures, identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, stroll the grounds of Glendale Cemetery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akron Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akron itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Akron in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tree Frog Canopy Tours Zipline ©
Tree Frog Canopy Tours Zipline
Burning River Adventures ©
Burning River Adventures
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Zipline (in Rockbridge) and National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at Columbus Food Adventures, and examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Columbus online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Akron to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Columbus, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Columbus

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Pedal Wagon Columbus ©
Pedal Wagon Columbus

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Madison (Rockin Thunder River Tours & Jeremiah Sullivan House). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Columbus to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You'll set off for Nashville on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Louisville

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Rockin Thunder River Tours ©
Rockin Thunder River Tours
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, admire the striking features of The Parthenon, and then get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Franklin on Foot, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and finally stroll around Centennial Park.

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

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Gadsden.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Franklin on Foot ©
Franklin on Foot
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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Gadsden

Gadsden ©
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), walk around Coosa Landing Recreational Park and then take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at A Walk Through Time Forrest Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, and then make a trip to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park.

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

Getting from Nashville to Gadsden by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Gadsden are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Coosa Landing Recreational Park ©
Coosa Landing Recreational Park
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Little River Canyon National Preserve

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