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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Shedd Aquarium. The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the 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. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grant's Farm and The Magic House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Silver Mines Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia), Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, ride a horse along Edgar M. Queeny County Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis road trip tool .

Getting from Chicago to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Saint Louis are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Pickle Springs Natural Area, Edgar M. Queeny County Park, Silver Mines Recreation Area, Arcadia Valley
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from the city and head to Bowie Nature Park and Radnor Lake State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carnton and Downtown Franklin. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carter House in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, admire the striking features of Fontanel Mansion, and take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park
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Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

3
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.
On the 31st (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Mississippi River State Park, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mud Island.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mississippi River State Park
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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