17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
3
Tupelo
— 1 day
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
5
Richmond
— 1 night
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
7
Baltimore
— Few hours
8
Philadelphia
— 1 night
9
Jersey City
— Few hours
10
New York City
— 1 night
11
Salem
— 5 nights

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, walk around Forest Park, and relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Saint Louis. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of °F. You'll set off for Tupelo on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

1
day
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tupelo trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Tupelo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Margaretes Fine Chocolates ©
Margaretes Fine Chocolates

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, shake up your sightseeing with U.S. National Whitewater Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip maker app.

Fly from Tupelo to Charlotte in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Charlotte are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve
Highlights from your plan
U.S. National Whitewater Center ©
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve ©
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Maymont.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Richmond takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Richmond, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kings Dominion
Highlights from your plan
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
Maymont ©
Maymont
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online vacation planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

few
hours
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, thentake an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Jersey City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

few
hours
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Morris Canal.

Plan a Jersey City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Philadelphia to Jersey City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New York City.
Highlights from your plan
The Morris Canal ©
The Morris Canal

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planning site.

New York City is just a stone's throw from Jersey City. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

5
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Halibut Point State Park (in Rockport), Concord (Walden Pond State Reservation, Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge, &more) and Gloucester (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fishermen's Memorial Monument, &more). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on Salem Food Tours, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pickering Wharf.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Salem by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Salem dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Gloucester, Halibut Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Salem Food Tours ©
Salem Food Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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