4 days in Nashville & Chicago Itinerary

4 days in Nashville & Chicago Itinerary

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4 days in Nashville & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Columbus

1
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip site .

Columbus to Nashville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at The Field Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip app .

You can fly from Nashville to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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