14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tupelo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lakefront Trail, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot.

Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Lake Michigan, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Saint Louis hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, St. Charles Historic District, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, and see the interesting displays at Treme's Petit Jazz Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Saint Louis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the galleries of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tupelo tour site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Tupelo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Tupelo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

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 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, explore the galleries of Graceland, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, then stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Radnor Lake State Park, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at RCA Studio B, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip site .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. January in Nashville sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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