16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Jacksonville
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Vancouver


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4
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Clinch State Park and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and The Ximenez-Fatio House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Jacksonville side-trips: Jekyll Island (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Driftwood Beach, & more), Sunset Pier Park (in Atlantic Beach) and St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jacksonville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Jacksonville is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Jacksonville, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Jacksonville at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Jekyll Island, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Sunset Pier Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some cultural insight at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Garden District and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and shop like a local with Royal Street.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jacksonville to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to New Orleans. When traveling from Jacksonville in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Tammany Trace, Crosby Arboretum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, see the interesting displays at Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): play a few rounds at Cherokee Valley Golf Club, then admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online travel route builder .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Memphis are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Horseshoe Tunica, Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, walk around Centennial Park, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowie Nature Park, and finally explore the activities along Narrows of the Harpeth.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Narrows of the Harpeth, Bowie Nature Park
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then wander the streets of Lafayette Square, then walk around Forest Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip site .

Fly from Nashville to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Lafayette Square ©
Lafayette Square

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