42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly + bus:  12​h
New York City
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 7 nights
New Orleans

12
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Hampton Bays (Spas & Wellness, Ponquogue Beach, & more) and William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and kick back and relax at Fire Island National Seashore.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Bristol, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bristol to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bristol in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton Bays, Gateway National Recreation, Ocean Grove Beach, Brook Hollow Winery LLC, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

2
days
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and then take a stroll through Amish Country.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Amish Country, Ephrata Cloister
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
days
Baltimore

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then take a stroll through Annapolis Towne Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ladew Topiary Gardens, take a stroll through Fell's Point, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Annapolis Towne Centre, Ladew Topiary Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Fort McHenry National Monument
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Federal Hill Park

4
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and Antietam National Battlefield are in your itinerary. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Hague Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Rappahannock Cellars (in Huntly) and Port of Leonardtown Winery (in Leonardtown). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC holiday planner.

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rappahannock Cellars, Antietam National Battlefield, The Hague Winery, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield
Arlington National Cemetery

1
day
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Mast General Store Knoxville and then steep yourself in history at James White Fort Association.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Knoxville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for little chillier nights in Knoxville, with lows around 24°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
James White Fort Association
Mast General Store Knoxville

5
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and Stones River National Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington), McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online itinerary creator.

Getting from Knoxville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards, George Dickel Distillery, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Civil Rights Museum and Rowan Oak. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Peabody Memphis and Elmwood Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Tunica (Gold Strike Casino, Tunica Roadhouse Casino, & more) and University of Mississippi (in Oxford). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., get a new perspective on nature at Pink Palace Family of Museums, and admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday planner.

Fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Tunica, Oxford
Highlights from your plan
Gold Strike Casino
National Civil Rights Museum
Beale Street

7
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.
You've now added The World Famous Cats Meow to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like French Quarter and Garden District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Louis Cathedral and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Laura Plantation (in Vacherie). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral

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