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 30​min
2
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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): pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip itinerary planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
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.
Kick 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 examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to Dallas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catcht the 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): get a taste of the local shopping with 6th Street, 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. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. On your second day here, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday 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. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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. On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hank Williams Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery road trip app .

You can drive from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Montgomery, with highs around 37°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, then make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham travel route planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip site .

Drive from Birmingham to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then stroll through Centennial Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nashville road trip website .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the views at Cades Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and then hike along Collins Creek Picnic Area. On your second day here, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday website .

You can fly from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up 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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