9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Drive:  2​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Chicago
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Milwaukee

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then examine the collection at The Field Museum, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago itinerary planner .

Milwaukee to Chicago is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Albanese Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Creation Museum.

Start your trip to Williamstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Chicago to Williamstown in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Williamstown is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums

Side Trip

Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter

1
night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 24th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome and then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Williamstown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Spruce Flats Falls ©
Spruce Flats Falls

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Take a break from the city and head to DuPont State Recreational Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah Forest, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, get your game on at Adventure Raceway, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Looking Glass Falls, Tanger Outlets Sevierville, Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Hillbilly Golf ©
Hillbilly Golf
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville visit website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Louisville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

few
hours
Chicago

Chicago
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning tool .

Getting from Louisville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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