15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Taxi to Hilton Head, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis online tour planner.

Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Casinos · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

New York City

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and KGB Espionage Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, stop by Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

Fly from Louisville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Louisville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Olde Pink House will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Savannah with a short trip to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum in Tybee Island, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savannah road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Savannah takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Savannah to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Royal Street, visit Frenchmen Street, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Savannah to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to New Orleans. While traveling from Savannah, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in San Antonio to be little chillier, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.

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.