14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Edinburgh

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, laugh and play at Navy Pier, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then stroll around Forest Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online travel planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

3
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.
Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Graceland, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis journey app .

Getting from Saint Louis to Memphis by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Saint Louis in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and then have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jackson itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans route planning app .

You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in August, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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