11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Emporia
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pensacola
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Knoxville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Memphis
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Kansas City
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Emporia

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip planner .

Emporia to Kansas City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Kansas City

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Country Club Plaza ©
Country Club Plaza

2
nights
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.
You've added Evergreen Plantation, Tastebud Tours Food Tours, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, get a taste of local nightlife at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take a stroll through French Quarter, test your team's savvy at Mystere Escape Rooms, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Evergreen Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, get interesting insight from Hot Spots Fishing Charters, then get a new perspective on things with Dolphin Express, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Pensacola hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation

Side Trip

Pensacola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

few
hours
Knoxville

Knoxville
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knoxville online trip planner .

Fly from Pensacola to Knoxville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Knoxville due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pensacola in July since evenings lows in Knoxville dip to 69°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Outdoors Shopping

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, Titanic Museum Attraction, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a splash at Dollywood, see the interesting displays at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. Keep things going the next day: trek along Grotto Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge vacation planner.

Getting from Knoxville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee Homemade Wines
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've added Belle Meade Plantation, Music Row, Nashville Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Balloon Rides. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lotz House Museum and Stones River National Battlefield. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You will leave for Memphis on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

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day
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip maker tool .

Getting from Memphis to Kansas City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
Country Club Plaza ©
Country Club Plaza

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