9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bardstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 6th (Sun), meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip website .

Newark to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: highs in Atlanta hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Chastain Park ©
Chastain Park

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga
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.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga journey website .

Drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toMurfreesboro.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at George Dickel Distillery, then pause for some photo ops at Hazen Brigade Monument, then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cannonsburgh Village, take an in-depth tour of Oaklands Mansion, then learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards, and finally stroll the grounds of Stones River National Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Arrington Vineyards, George Dickel Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Room Escape Games
Stones River National Cemetery ©
Stones River National Cemetery

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Nashville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 11th (Fri), shop like a local with Fine Arts Bardstown Society, sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, then brush up on your military savvy at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bardstown Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bardstown day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Bardstown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bardstown can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bardstown

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Jim Beam American Stillhouse ©
Jim Beam American Stillhouse

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Esther Price Fine Chocolates). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

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Traveling by car from Bardstown to Cincinnati takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming, George Rogers Clark Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park

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