9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chicago

— 2 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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In March, daytime highs in Chicago are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Dollywood.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville travel route planning app.

You can fly from Chicago to Knoxville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Knoxville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Knoxville reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, get a dose of the wild on G3 Adventures, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. March in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Nashville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.