13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sandestin
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas


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2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and Immaculate Conception Church. Relax by the water at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Escape My Room New Orleans. Change things up with a short trip to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planning tool .

Dallas to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sandestin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

1
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Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and then kick back and relax at Crystal Sands Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sandestin trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Sandestin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in June, Sandestin is slightly colder at night with lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Sandestin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Destin
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, then explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sandestin to Atlanta. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Sandestin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Atlanta, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Booth Western Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights

2
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then see the interesting displays at Coker Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, then admire the masterpieces at Hunter Museum of American Art, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip tool .

You can drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville day trip tool .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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 15th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bellevue Baptist Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis journey builder tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Bellevue Baptist Church
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then explore and take pictures at Anthony Chapel, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs holiday builder website .

Drive from Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

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