16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  14​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hannibal
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Selma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Saint Francisville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
13
Breaux Bridge
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Venice

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and then identify plant and animal life at Three Oaks Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago visit planning website .

Venice, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Three Oaks Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Springfield online day trip planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Springfield

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Street Winery
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Street Winery ©
Walnut Street Winery
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

few
hours
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Big River Train Town, visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hannibal trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Springfield to Hannibal in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hannibal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Big River Train Town ©
Big River Train Town
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse ©
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary planner.

Getting from Hannibal to Saint Louis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Union Station ©
St. Louis Union Station

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville route planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Arrington Vineyards, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

1
night
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 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
A. Schwab ©
A. Schwab
The Orpheum Theatre ©
The Orpheum Theatre
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jackson trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Jackson sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Selma.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi State Capitol ©
Mississippi State Capitol
Lemuria Books ©
Lemuria Books

1
night
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selma online road trip planner .

Drive from Jackson to Selma in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church
Old Live Oak Cemetery ©
Old Live Oak Cemetery
Old Depot Museum ©
Old Depot Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planner .

Drive from Selma to Montgomery in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge day trip app .

Getting from Montgomery to Baton Rouge by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel ©
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel

few
hours
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Francisville day trip planning app .

Getting from Baton Rouge to Saint Francisville by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Francisville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
Audubon State Historic Site ©
Audubon State Historic Site

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette road trip website .

Getting from Saint Francisville to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breaux Bridge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Best Stop Supermarket
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
The Best Stop Supermarket ©
The Best Stop Supermarket

few
hours
Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge ©
Breaux Bridge is a small city in St. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Lagniappe Antiques Etc. and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Breaux Bridge online route planner .

Breaux Bridge is very close to Lafayette. In August, daily temperatures in Breaux Bridge can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Breaux Bridge

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lagniappe Antiques Etc. ©
Lagniappe Antiques Etc.
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Magazine Street. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then stop by Boutique du Vampyre, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Breaux Bridge to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Breaux Bridge in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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