17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Smither Park, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston vacation website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to Houston. Expect cooler evenings in Houston when traveling from Auckland in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, then see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Claiborne Farm, make a trip to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, then admire all the interesting features of Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lexington online trip builder .

Fly from Houston to Lexington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in January: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Claiborne Farm, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Damselfly Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 26th (Sun): make a trip to Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then stop by Lansky, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis driving holiday site .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), trek along Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridgeland Bike Trail, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co..

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Memphis in January: highs in Jackson hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ridgeland
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail ©
Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip app .

Drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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