8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kokomo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bowling Green
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and then hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planning app .

Columbia to Cincinnati is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Columbia in September, with highs in Cincinnati at 80°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kokomo.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jungle Jim's International Market, Ark Encounter
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Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

3
nights
Kokomo

Kokomo ©
Kokomo is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Village at Winona and Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kokomo side-trips: Altherr Nature Park (in Monticello) and Hopwood Cellars Winery (in Zionsville). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Treasure Mart Antique Mall, join the crowd at Kokomo Speedway, see the interesting displays at Seiberling Mansion, and get engrossed in the history at Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kokomo trip planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Kokomo in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Kokomo. September in Kokomo sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Kokomo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, Altherr Nature Park, The Village at Winona, Hopwood Cellars Winery
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The Village at Winona ©
The Village at Winona
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum ©
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum ©
Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum

1
day
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. National Corvette Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark and Train Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

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Getting from Kokomo to Bowling Green by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Kokomo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bowling Green, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Museums Parks Nature
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National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Historic RailPark & Train Museum ©
Historic RailPark & Train Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

1
night
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, shop like a local with Paul Murray Gallery, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip planner .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Bowling Green to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
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Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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