16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, then examine the collection at Carter Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, examine the collection at David J. Sencer CDC Museum, then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atlanta First United Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles to Atlanta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Atlanta to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Booth Western Art Museum
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Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Delta Flight Museum ©
Delta Flight Museum

3
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Bluff View Art District. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, do a tasting at The Georgia Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Expedition:BIGFOOT!.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planning site .

Drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Expedition:BIGFOOT!, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, The Georgia Winery
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
The Georgia Winery ©
The Georgia Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Memphis travel route planner.

You can fly from Chattanooga to Memphis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Capitol Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis) and Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument & The Walters Art Museum). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, take in the history at Chatham Manor, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip site .

You can fly from Memphis to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Washington DC. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Fredericksburg, U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and The Nethercutt Collection capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Mission San Juan Capistrano. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Broad, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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