10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Loretto
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Memphis — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then see the interesting displays at Graceland, and then look for gifts at Memphis Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Memphis online travel route planner.

Denham Springs to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loretto.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Loretto — 1 night

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lincoln Legacy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Homestead State Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Bluegrass Pkwy.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Loretto online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Memphis to Loretto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Loretto due to the time zone difference. In June, Loretto is little chillier than Memphis - with highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

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 20th (Sun): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Loretto to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Loretto to Chicago. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Keystone.
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Keystone — 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 22nd (Tue), take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then trek along Presidential Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Keystone road trip tool.

Fly from Chicago to Keystone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Keystone is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 24th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then stroll through Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, then explore the striking landscape of Dapper & Debonaire, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Hot Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Hot Springs is 1 hour. When traveling from Keystone in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hot Springs, with highs around 88°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 70°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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