12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Madison
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Carthage
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Houston
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Atlanta attractions website .

Traveling by car from Madison to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. May in Atlanta sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

3
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is the capital of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead and Cathedral Caverns State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Morgan Price Candy Company (in Decatur), Cullman (Sportsman Lake Park & Ave Maria Grotto) and Tenn South Distillery (in Lynnville). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at William Bankhead National Forest.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madison online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Madison takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cullman, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Tenn South Distillery, Cathedral Caverns State Park, William Bankhead National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sportsman Lake Park ©
Sportsman Lake Park
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Madison to Memphis in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carthage.

Things to do in Memphis

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

1
night
Carthage

Carthage
Carthage is a city in Panola County, Texas, United States. On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & the Tex Ritter Museum, then appreciate the history behind Footprints in the Sand Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Martin Creek Lake State Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carthage trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Carthage takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Carthage

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Martin Creek Lake State Park

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Houston Zoo and Texas Prison Museum. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Huntsville to see Sam Houston Statue about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston, explore and take pictures at Rice University Campus, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and make a trip to Water Wall.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Houston online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Carthage to Houston in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Carthage in May, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Huntsville
Highlights from your plan
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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