12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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 27th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock ©
Top of the Rock

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Room Escape Games

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, walk around New Orleans City Park, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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