16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madison
— 1 night
Drive
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Kiel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've added Music City Crawler, Pedal Bar, The Music of Nashville, Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Let the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nashville day trip site.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Nashville. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum as well as National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You've now added Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Saint Louis is a bit cooler than Memphis - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison and then learn about winemaking at Fisher King Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madison trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Madison takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect Madison to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kiel.

Things to do in Madison

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Kiel

— 3 nights
Kiel is a city in Calumet and Manitowoc counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. When in Kiel, make a side trip to see High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, approximately Sherwood away. There's much more to do: tee off at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, stop by Vern's Cheese Store, admire the majestic nature at Fischer Creek State Recreation Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ledge View Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kiel visit planner.

You can drive from Madison to Kiel in 2 hours. In October in Kiel, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kiel

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally stroll around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kiel to Chicago takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Kiel in October, with lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.