8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Indianapolis

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, get a new perspective on things with Endless Summer Paddle Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

Indianapolis to Louisville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawks Nest Rail Trail, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then let the river carry you with Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Louisville to Fayetteville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Louisville in August, with highs in Fayetteville at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Gatlinburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Cosby Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

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Getting from Fayetteville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fayetteville in August, expect Gatlinburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ocoee vacation planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Tours · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planner.

Drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): paddle through the water with Pictured Rocks Kayaking and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munising trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nashville to Munising takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Munising is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in August; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature
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United States travel guide

4.5
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.