11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
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 18th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to New York City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

1
day
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, get great views at Powell Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip app .

Fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson route planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Memphis on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Memphis tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Jackson to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll set off for Nashville on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife

1
night
Nashville

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 27th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planning website .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

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