9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo and then practice your aim at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online travel route planner.

McKinney to Montgomery is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then stroll around Charlie Daniels Park, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Nashville Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery and then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Louisville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.