29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Hutchinson
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
London

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
days
Hutchinson

Hutchinson
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. On the 15th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo and then get curious at Cosmosphere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Strataca, then shop like a local with Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hutchinson trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Hutchinson. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Hutchinson, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindsborg, Sedgwick County Zoo
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Strataca
Strataca
Cosmosphere
Cosmosphere
Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery ©

1
day
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Hutchinson to Galveston with the Route module. Traveling from Hutchinson in January, you will find days in Galveston are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are much warmer (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Bishop’s Palace
Bishop’s Palace
Moody Mansion
Moody Mansion

2
days
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

4
days
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Visit Fort McKavett State Historic Site and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fredericksburg Good Art Co and The Christmas Store. Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve in Mason, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Main Street, look for gifts at URBANherbal, and do a tasting at Chisholm Trail Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg itinerary website .

Getting from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg by combination of shuttle, flight, and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from South Padre Island in January, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Fredericksburg: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War
National Museum of the Pacific War
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Thu), shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then explore the activities along San Antonio River, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo
The Alamo

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.
The National WWII Museum and Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, wander the streets of Garden District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans visit planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation

2
days
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Land Trust of North Alabama, then stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center, and then contemplate the long history of Falls Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at U.S. Space & Rocket Center, take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, and then admire the masterpieces at Huntsville Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Huntsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get slightly colder in Huntsville: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Falls Mill
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space & Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Falls Mill
Falls Mill
Unclaimed Baggage Center ©
Unclaimed Baggage Center

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Centennial Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Lotz House Museum and Carnton will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Carter House (in Franklin), Sumner Crest Winery (in Portland) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and admire the striking features of The Parthenon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Nashville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Huntsville in February, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum, Sumner Crest Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
Lotz House Museum
National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

3
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.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Peabody Ducks and Sun Studio.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Johhny Cash Boyhood Home (in Dyess) and Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center (in Henning). There's much more to do: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, stroll through Memphis Zoo, and make a trip to Graceland.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, Johhny Cash Boyhood Home, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum