8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
— 1 day
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Cleveland

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cleveland. In October, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Weston

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Weston online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cleveland to Weston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Weston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Tue) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg route app.

Traveling by car from Weston to Gatlinburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Weston in October, you will find days in Gatlinburg are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lexington day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Lexington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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

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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

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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.

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.