17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Lynchburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Atlanta is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in May; daily highs in Atlanta reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Peabody Ducks and Beale Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memphis Zoo and Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, don't miss a visit to Graceland, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, and get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Memphis is minus 1 hour. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Graceland ©
Graceland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Visit French Quarter and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Tims Ford State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Diamond Gusset Jean Company, then see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, then contemplate the long history of Falls Mill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Lynchburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Lynchburg, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tims Ford State Park, Falls Mill, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
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Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Falls Mill ©
Falls Mill
Tims Ford State Park ©
Tims Ford State Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Carter House are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belle Meade Plantation and Carnton. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville planner .

You can drive from Lynchburg to Nashville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get some cultural insight at The Old Mill and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Step out of Pigeon Forge with an excursion to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge sightseeing planner .

Getting from Nashville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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