17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, look for gifts at Lansky, and steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: The Strand (in Galveston) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Wall, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 28°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to New York City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.