10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly

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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Louis online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Saint Louis to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Downtown Nashville and then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Make your Nashville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in April, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, walk around Smither Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Houston tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Houston is a bit warmer than Memphis - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City vacation planner.

Getting from Houston to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in Oklahoma City at 71°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums

Kansas City

— 1 night
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City, then get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Peter.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary website.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.