20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
Sydney

4
days
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Zoo, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

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

1
day
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 18th (Sun): make a trip to Graceland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis online holiday planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect much colder with lows of 8°C in Memphis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio. ©
Sun Studio.
Graceland ©
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum ©
National Civil Rights Museum

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 out of Nashville with an excursion to Lotz House Museum in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Nashville sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville

3
days
Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini’s Room Escape, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and make a trip to Fountain Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati route planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nashville in March; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Houdini’s Room Escape ©
Houdini’s Room Escape

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, and then enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online travel planner .

Getting from Cincinnati to Indianapolis by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lucas Oil Stadium ©
Lucas Oil Stadium
Victory Field ©
Victory Field
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©

4
days
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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago. In March, daytime highs in Chicago are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

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