17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville tour builder .

Toronto, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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 8th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Memphis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas vacation builder app .

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Cistercian Abbey ©
Cistercian Abbey

2
nights
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 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Catholic Church, admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online travel route planner .

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Room Escape Games

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Beauvoir. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Ship Island in Biloxi, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Biloxi, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium, stroll around Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis travel route planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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