8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Loretto
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then stop by Memphis Music.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Memphis holiday planner.

Durant to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
You've added The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, Robert's Western World, Legends Corner, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hang with the cowboys and cowgirls at Robert's Western World, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Listening Room Cafe, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): listen to music at Ryman Auditorium, join in the after-dark buzz at Legends Corner, then listen to music at Wildhorse Saloon, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville route maker.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Museums

Loretto

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. On the 18th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Loretto route builder app.

Getting from Nashville to Loretto by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Loretto. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in July, with highs in Loretto at 84°F and lows at 65°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Loretto

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louisville Waterfront Park, Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Sun), try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Loretto to Louisville in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hinkle Fieldhouse as well as Hoosier Gym. On the 20th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Hinkle Fieldhouse and then enjoy some diversion at Hoosier Gym.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis online holiday planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Louis Zoo, The Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch and then see where the action happens at Busch Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis journey planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: highs in Saint Louis hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.