13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
End: New Orleans

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. You'll explore and learn at Field Museum and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the striking features of Marquette Building.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chicago driving holiday planning site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis online attractions planner.

Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis. In December, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, thenget engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, thenwalk around Centennial Park, and then stroll around Bowie Nature Park.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Indianapolis to Nashville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, thenappreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Memphis online route planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Memphis are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and then take a stroll through Garden District.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in January, with highs in New Orleans at 17°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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