15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Zurich

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, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Chicago. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Chicago at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to French Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Garden District, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
nights
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, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Edwin and Percy Warner Parks.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for colder nights in Nashville, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 4th (Thu): browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mallory-Neely House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planning tool .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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