17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  13​h
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Vienna

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Silver Beach County Park and Starved Rock State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like John Deere Historic Site and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to 12 Corners Vineyards (in Benton Harbor) and Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip app .

Vienna, Austria to Chicago is an approximately 13-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 Vienna to Chicago is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 12 Corners Vineyards, Grand Mere State Park, John Deere Historic Site, Silver Beach County Park
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Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Meramec Caverns and Sachs Butterfly House will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: World Bird Sanctuary (in Valley Park) and Stone Hill Winery (in Hermann). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum and see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planning site .

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Meramec Caverns, Sachs Butterfly House, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Stone Hill Winery, World Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stones River National Battlefield and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to George Dickel Distillery and Lane Motor Museum. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Balloon Rides in Franklin, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Frist Center for Visual Arts and browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, George Dickel Distillery, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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 3rd (Tue): stroll through Memphis Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. On the next day, explore the galleries of Mud Island River Park, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Mud Island ©
Mud Island
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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 5th (Thu): make a trip to French Quarter, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then learn about winemaking at NOLA Tropical Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Faubourg Marigny ©
Faubourg Marigny
The Presbytere ©
The Presbytere

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