18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Jackson
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
Nashville

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 (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planner.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Nashville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Nashville is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nashville

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

2
days
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Lowcountry Walking Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree and then admire the striking features of The Calhoun Mansion.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nashville to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 21°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Charleston

Sightseeing Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Lowcountry Walking Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Calhoun Mansion

2
days
Jackson

Jackson is the capital of and the largest city in the state of Mississippi. On the 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Mississippi Petrified Forest, then stop by Renaissance at Colony Park, and then get some fabulous bargains at Outlets of Mississippi.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson sightseeing planner.

Getting from Charleston to Jackson by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Renaissance at Colony Park, Outlets of Mississippi, Mississippi Petrified Forest
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park
Mississippi Petrified Forest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and finally stroll through Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, and then stop by Center For Southern Folklore.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Memphis tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson to Memphis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Sun Studio.
National Civil Rights Museum

2
days
Dallas

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and then take a stroll through Sundance Square. On the next day, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas holiday planner.

Fly from Memphis to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Dallas, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

2
days
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of 6th Street, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then stop by Central Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin vacation planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zipline, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Central Market
Zipline

2
days
San Antonio

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along San Antonio River, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Rivercenter, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Guenther House, and finally get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio itinerary maker.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Sightseeing Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose
Tower of the Americas
Mission Concepción

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), take a stroll through Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip generator.

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter

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