17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Lynchburg
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online vacation maker.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dallas online journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Dallas due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Memphis.
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Memphis — 1 night

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 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then explore the galleries of Graceland.

Plan a Memphis trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Dallas to Memphis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson.
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Jackson — 2 nights

Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, then see the interesting displays at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Century Farm Winery and then examine the collection at The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson tour planning website.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lynchburg.
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Lynchburg — 1 night

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): gain some tasty knowledge on Whiskey Bent Tours and then sample the fine beverages at Cave Spring Hollow.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lynchburg travel route website.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Lynchburg takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lynchburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Nashville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 night

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Lexington.
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Lexington — 2 nights

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 27th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours and then relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Castle & Key Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 29th (Mon), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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