15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip website.

Newark to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Chicago. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kauffman Stadium and Union Station. Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Arrow Rock State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (in Fort Leavenworth), Jesse James Birthplace Museum (in Kearney) and Conception Abbey (in Conception). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kansas City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Independence, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Jesse James Birthplace Museum, Conception Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Union Station ©
Union Station
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barton Springs Pool and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Visit Mission San Jose and The Alamo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk & San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral), Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin tour planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Austin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in July: highs in Austin hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time 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
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and Parker Pioneer Homestead. Popular historic sites such as Sun Studio and Alex Haley House Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Johnny Cash House (in Dyess), Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville) and Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation planning website.

You can fly from Austin to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 74°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

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

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