17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Birmingham

2
days
New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online attractions planner .

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to New York City. In May, New York City is a bit warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On your second day here, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, and then admire the landmark architecture of Richardson Olmsted Complex.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Buffalo
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Richardson Olmsted Complex ©
Richardson Olmsted Complex

2
days
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at 360 CHICAGO, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

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Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Casino
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
National Civil Rights Museum ©
National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

3
days
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Change things up with a short trip to Lotz House Museum in Franklin (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Salon Ya Ya Hillsboro Village.

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Traveling by flight from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 17°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Lotz House Museum
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

3
days
Washington DC

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Korean War Veterans Memorial and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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