12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Monroe Regional Airport, Drive to Greenville
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights

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Greenville

— 1 night
Greenville is a small city and the county seat of Washington County, Mississippi, United States. On the 15th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Washington County Courthouse and then examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Belmont Plantation, steep yourself in history at Lakeport Plantation, and then examine the collection at Greenville History Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Greenville sightseeing planning tool.

Chicago to Greenville is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Greenville: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, &more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte & Chimneys Picnic Area) and Pigeon Forge (Titanic Museum Attraction, Mill Bridge Winery, &more). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip itinerary website.

Getting from Greenville to Knoxville by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Greenville in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Knoxville, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Lexington

— 3 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Louisville Mega Cavern (in Louisville), Covington (Riverside Food Tours & George Rogers Clark Park) and JACK Cincinnati Casino (in Cincinnati). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Unique Horse Farm Tours, sample the fine beverages at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, and relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lexington route planning site.

Getting from Knoxville to Lexington by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Lexington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.