15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker website .

Newark to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

4
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Union Station and Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conception Abbey and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Arrow Rock State Historic Site (in Arrow Rock), Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (in Fort Leavenworth) and Jesse James Birthplace Museum (in Kearney). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Kauffman Stadium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Stone Church.

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You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Kansas City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Independence, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Conception Abbey, Jesse James Birthplace Museum, Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Union Station ©
Union Station
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
Conception Abbey ©
Conception Abbey

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Barton Springs Pool. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Jose and National Museum of the Pacific War. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, and admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City in July, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sun Studio and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Explore hidden gems such as Alex Haley House Museum and Parker Pioneer Homestead. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Johnny Cash House (in Dyess), Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Johnny Cash House, Ames Plantation, Alex Haley House Museum, Parker Pioneer Homestead, Collierville TN Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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