16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Swan House, then examine the collection at Carter Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, examine the collection at David J. Sencer CDC Museum, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atlanta First United Methodist Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Atlanta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 3 hours. In October, Atlanta is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 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

3
nights
Chattanooga

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Bluff View Art District. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, learn about winemaking at The Georgia Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Expedition:BIGFOOT!.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 13th (Sun), try to win big at Southland Casino Racing, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to U.S. Naval Academy and Old Town. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park & The Rising Sun Tavern) and Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine & The Walters Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website.

Getting from Memphis to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, 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 · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as The Nethercutt Collection and The Broad. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.