12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

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.
Visiting Radnor Lake State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Carter House. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (Carnton & McGavock Confederate Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville online vacation planner .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House

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 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then take in a show at The Orpheum Theatre, and finally see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, hike along Monon Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, then stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery, and then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis attractions planner .

Fly from Memphis to Indianapolis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in September, things will get slightly colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Monon Trail
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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church ©

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Chicago Riverwalk and Baha'i House of Worship for their historical value. Get outdoors at Lakefront Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Cantigny Park (in Wheaton), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago visit site .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago due to the time zone difference. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Cantigny Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Baha'i House of Worship
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

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