15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh


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3
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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Field Museum, walk around Millennium Park, and try out the rides at Navy Pier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online holiday planner .

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 to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in August since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, then have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co..

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum
Lucky Town Brewing Co. ©
Lucky Town Brewing Co.

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.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

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You can drive from Jackson to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 1st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, then find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then stop by The Copper Coin, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and finally explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Branson online holiday maker .

You can fly from Memphis to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Branson: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, and then do a tasting at Pirtle Winery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City tour planning website .

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Weston
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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