17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Tulsa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Indianapolis
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker .

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In June, Chicago is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Chicago to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Memphis reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and finally appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Austin tour builder .

Getting from Memphis to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park

2
nights
San Antonio

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 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

1
night
Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Pioneer Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dallas visit planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Dallas

#Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of ONEOK Field, then admire the natural beauty at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Holy Family Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulsa trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Dallas to Tulsa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in July since evenings lows in Tulsa dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Tulsa

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Linnaeus Teaching Gardens ©
Linnaeus Teaching Gardens
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
ONEOK Field ©
ONEOK Field

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at City Museum, then meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner .

Fly from Tulsa to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint Louis, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

2
nights
New Orleans

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 (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

few
hours
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, then meet the residents at White River State Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally savor the flavors at Rocket Fizz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis route builder website .

Getting from New Orleans to Indianapolis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Indianapolis, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
White River State Park ©
White River State Park
Victory Field ©
Victory Field
Room Escape Games

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