13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Kansas City
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Nashville
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Tampa
— 7 nights
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Atlanta
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Memphis
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Springfield
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Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): meet the residents at Kansas City Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kansas City, and finally find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip tool.

Parker to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Parker to Kansas City. Traveling from Parker in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kansas City: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

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 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kansas City to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Tampa.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums

Tampa

— 7 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Orlando (Universal Orlando Resort, Universal's Islands of Adventure, &more) and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (in Winter Park). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax in the rural setting at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tampa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nashville in May; daily highs in Tampa reach 89°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Atlanta, meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and finally admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: walk around Piedmont Park, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia, and finally admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta route tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Atlanta reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then examine the collection at Graceland, and finally examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis vacation site.

You can fly from Atlanta to Memphis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Springfield.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Springfield

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dickerson Park Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of History Museum on the Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Springfield trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Springfield, with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.