12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Cape Canaveral
— 1 night
bus + train:  9​h
5
Everglades National Park
— 1 day
train:  8​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Chicago

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago sightseeing planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Memphis at 89°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then make a trip to Jackson Square.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, and then see the sky in a new way at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Canaveral journey maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Cape Canaveral in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Cape Canaveral, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Space Shuttle Atlantis, Ron Jon Surf Shop
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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse ©
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cape Canaveral to Everglades National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Canaveral in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Everglades National Park, with lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 6th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Everglades National Park to Orlando takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine road trip tool .

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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