11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago vacation planner.

Iron Mountain to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Iron Mountain in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, then admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker tool.

Getting from Chicago to Nashville by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bledsoe Creek State Park, McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Grotto Falls Parking and Rainbow Falls Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Newfound Gap Road. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, trek along Gatlinburg Trail, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls Trail
Rainbow Falls Trail
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The North Carolina Arboretum and Food Tours. Visiting Pearson's Falls and Glen and Jump Off Rock will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Urban Trail, wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Asheville takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Jump Off Rock, Pearson's Falls and Glen
Highlights from your plan
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Food Tours
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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