12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes American Girl Place Chicago as well as Buckingham Fountain. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, look for gifts at American Girl Place Chicago, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago driving holiday planning tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary Chicago International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Saint Louis on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at City Museum and then stop by St. Louis Union Station.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis vacation website.

You can drive from Chicago to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

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Traveling by car from Saint Louis to New Orleans takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for much hotter nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 4th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally stop by A. Schwab.

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Drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Stuttgart

— 1 night
Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Delta Rivers Nature Center and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip maker tool.

Drive from Memphis to Stuttgart in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.