17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Fort Madison
— 1 night
2
Branson
— 3 nights
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
5
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 day
7
Louisville
— 3 nights
8
Chicago
— 1 night

1
night
Fort Madison

Fort Madison ©
Fort Madison is a city and a county seat of Lee County, Iowa, United States along with Keokuk. The Gateway Arch has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

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

Woodbury to Fort Madison is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. July in Fort Madison sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, Celebrity Car Museum and Branson Hills Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Branson Hills Golf Club, thenexamine the collection at Celebrity Car Museum, and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Branson route planning tool.

You can drive from Fort Madison to Branson in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Branson

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
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Branson Hills Golf Club ©
Branson Hills Golf Club
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum as well as A. Schwab. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Branson to Memphis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Branson in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Nashville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Smith Creek Moonshine, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, find something for the whole family at Dollywood, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

Plan my day in Pigeon Forge using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Smoky Mountain Ziplines ©
Smoky Mountain Ziplines

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In August in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louisville Mega Cavern, Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Louisville holiday planning tool.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Louisville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Louisville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

1
night
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Louisville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Chicago. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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