17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dallas
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Manchester

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 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Chicago. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Prairie Wolf Slough
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas attractions planner.

Fly from Chicago to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Dallas at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): raise your glass at 6th Street, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Mission San Juan ©
Mission San Juan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then stroll through Audubon Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then examine the collection at Hank Williams Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Montgomery takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Montgomery hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
Hank Williams Museum ©
Hank Williams Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then stroll through Birmingham Zoo, then make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and finally see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

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.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and then stroll through Centennial Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the views at Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then identify plant and animal life at Collins Creek Picnic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For photos and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Collins Creek Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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