15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Nashville
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Claire
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kiel
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then examine the collection at Upper Room.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville online road trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Cardiff in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Bee tree park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis holiday app.

You can fly from Memphis to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Memphis in October; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Le Claire.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Le Claire

— 1 night
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, do a tasting at Wide River Winery Tasting Room, then sample the tasty concoctions at Green Tree Brewery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Le Claire trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Le Claire in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect nights in Le Claire to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Le Claire

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

Madison

— 3 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and Ephraim Pottery. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area (in Highland) and Mayville (Horicon National Wildlife Refuge & Horicon Marsh). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, get some jogging in at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and learn about winemaking at Fisher King Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madison journey planning app.

Drive from Le Claire to Madison in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kiel.

Things to do in Madison

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Kiel

— 1 night
Kiel is a city in Calumet and Manitowoc counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Ledge View Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Henning's Wisconsin Cheese, and then play a few rounds at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kiel online travel planner.

You can drive from Madison to Kiel in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kiel

Golf · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Get some cultural insight at The Magnificent Mile and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, stroll around Millennium Park, and steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kiel to Chicago in 3 hours. Traveling from Kiel in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.