11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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1
night
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 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect Memphis to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games
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Beer Tastings & Tours

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night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Mammoth Cave National Park to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 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 Washington DC to Chicago. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip builder .

Getting from Chicago to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in October, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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