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 nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning tool .

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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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: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashville vacation tool .

Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Nashville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Mallory-Neely House, make a trip to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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