15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
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Houston
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Fredericksburg
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Austin
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South Padre Island
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Bossier City
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Canyon
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New Orleans
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Memphis is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, you will find days in Memphis are much warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 3rd (Mon), see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Houston

Museums

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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip site.

Getting from Houston to Fredericksburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in September since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Nature · Parks

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin travel route builder site.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally look for gifts at Seas the Day.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in September, you will find days in South Padre Island are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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Bossier City

Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Shreveport Water Works Museum, then catch a movie at Robinson Film Center, then pause for some photo ops at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, and finally try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

Before you visit Bossier City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Bossier City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bossier City when traveling from South Padre Island in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Canyon

Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, stroll through Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyon vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bossier City to Canyon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bossier City in September, things will get little chillier in Canyon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Canyon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally stroll around New Orleans City Park. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally visit Garden District.

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

Traveling by flight from Canyon to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Canyon in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC route app.

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building and then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip builder.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.