17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

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


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3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker site .

Glasgow, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. In September, New Orleans is warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 33°C and lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
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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 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower and then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

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 9th (Mon): make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis online route builder .

Fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Memphis reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

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

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 14th (Sat): examine the collection at City Museum, stroll through Forest Park, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Nashville to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (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 ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: highs in Chicago hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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