15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  11​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Clinton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Canton
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

1
night
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 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip tool .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 90°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Lansky ©
Lansky

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, historic sites, 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, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chicago tour builder app .

You can fly from Memphis to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Chicago is little chillier than Memphis - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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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

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Detroit holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Detroit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Clinton.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Port Clinton

Port Clinton ©
Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, about 44 miles east of Toledo. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari Wildlife Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Port Clinton Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Clinton trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Detroit to Port Clinton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Port Clinton sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Canton.

Things to do in Port Clinton

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park
Port Clinton Lighthouse ©
Port Clinton Lighthouse

1
night
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. On the 13th (Tue), do a tasting at Gervasi Vineyard.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canton trip planner.

Drive from Port Clinton to Canton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Canton, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Canton

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Gervasi Vineyard ©
Gervasi Vineyard

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville), Claiborne Farm (in Paris) and Louisville Mega Cavern (in Louisville). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and sample the fine beverages at Barrel House Distillery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington trip site .

You can fly from Canton to Lexington in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Louisville Mega Cavern, Claiborne Farm, The Great American Dollhouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville attractions planning tool .

Getting from Lexington to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; 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. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Nashville to Hot Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Room Escape Games
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

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