17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h
6
Green Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Wisconsin Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Jump Off Trail, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in September: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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.
On the 1st (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and then make a trip to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip tool .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New Orleans. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, plan for much warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
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 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, then make a trip to Graceland, and then get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then stop by Lansky, and finally explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 5th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church, then pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, walk around Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in October: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©

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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Cloud Gate, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Chicago

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

1
night
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, then admire all the interesting features of Lambeau Field, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Seroogy's Chocolates.

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Getting from Chicago to Green Bay by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Green Bay at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Wisconsin Rapids.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Seroogy's Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Green Bay Botanical Garden ©
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Lambeau Field ©
Lambeau Field
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame

1
night
Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids ©
Wisconsin Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at George W. Mead Wildlife Area, then go for a walk through Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial, and then take a memorable drive along Great River Road.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Rapids trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Green Bay to Wisconsin Rapids in 2 hours. October in Wisconsin Rapids sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Wisconsin Rapids

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial, Great River Road, George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park, look for gifts at Baraboo Candy Company, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Wisconsin Rapids to Wisconsin Dells in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Adventure Nature

Side Trip

Baraboo
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park

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