8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Louisville
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You've now added Stevie Ray's Blue's Bar to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then get a taste of local nightlife at Stevie Ray's Blue's Bar.

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Chicago to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Louisville at 69°F and lows at 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Knoxville.

Things to do in Louisville

Nightlife · Museums

Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at UT Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and then take in the pleasant sights at Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley).

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Drive from Louisville to Knoxville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Historic Sites

Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, cruise along Little River Road, then take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally walk around Freenotes Harmony Park. On the next day, hike along Alum Cave Trail, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and finally get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

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Getting from Knoxville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

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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 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, get to know the resident critters at Chattanooga Zoo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, examine the collection at Coker Museum, then snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, and finally ponder the design of Coolidge Park.

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Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In April in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, then snap pictures at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The District. Keep things going the next day: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally deepen your understanding at Vanderbilt University.

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Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.