17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly:  20​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Jackson
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Stockholm

4
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. The National WWII Museum and Cabildo will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take in the architecture and atmosphere at immacuLate conception church, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in September; daily highs in New Orleans reach 33°C and lows reach 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

1
day
Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip builder.

Getting from New Orleans to Lafayette by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lafayette, with highs around 37°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 24°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville

1
day
Jackson

Jackson is the capital of and the largest city in the state of Mississippi. On the 10th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Millsaps College, then stop by Lemuria Book Store, and then get engrossed in the history at Old Capitol Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lafayette to Jackson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jackson are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Capitol Museum
Lemuria Book Store

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sun Studio. and The Peabody Memphis are in your itinerary. National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson to Memphis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio.
Beale Street

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chicago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Memphis in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
The Field Museum

2
days
Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at City Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Gateway Arch & Old Courthouse, and then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, stroll through Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum

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