17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Glasgow


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3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago travel route planning app .

Glasgow, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Glasgow to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in September, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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 6th (Fri): examine the collection at City Museum, take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Forest Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Saint Louis are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Bowen Plantation House in Goodlettsville, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville itinerary planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours 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 11th (Wed): make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dallas tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Dallas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planning website .

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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