7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Lookout Mountain
— 1 night
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Taxi to Groome Transportation Chattanooga, Bus to Atlanta, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Madisonville
— 1 day
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Louisville
— Few hours
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Keystone
— Few hours
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night
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lookout Mountain online vacation planner.

Atlanta to Lookout Mountain is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Lookout Mountain can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Lookout Mountain to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madisonville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

1
day
Madisonville

Madisonville is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Loudoun State Park, and then look for gifts at Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madisonville trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Madisonville. In December, daily temperatures in Madisonville can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Madisonville

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
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.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville visit planner.

You can drive from Madisonville to Nashville in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madisonville to Nashville. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors

few
hours
Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Louisville online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, you will find days in Louisville are slightly colder (48°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

1
night
Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Louisville in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums

1
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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Des Moines takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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hours
Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone road trip planner.

Getting from Des Moines to Keystone by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in December, expect little chillier with lows of 13°F in Keystone. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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