17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  11​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Tuscaloosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Selma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Saint Francisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Baton Rouge
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Venice

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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 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Chicago Botanic Garden and then kick back and relax at Simmons Island Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Loop and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Before you visit Chicago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Venice, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Simmons Island Beach, Chicago Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Loop ©
The Loop
Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden

1
night
Springfield

Springfield
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield road trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Springfield are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toHannibal.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Historic Sites

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, examine the collection at Big River Train Town, then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, then examine the collection at Molly Brown Museum and Home, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hannibal online vacation planner .

Getting from Springfield to Hannibal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. August in Hannibal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Big River Train Town ©
Big River Train Town

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Hannibal to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Nashville on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Union Station ©
St. Louis Union Station

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then try your luck at Gold Strike Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Covington's Historic Square, then stop by S.Y. Wilson and Company, and then browse the exhibits of Mud Island River Park.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gold Strike Casino, Covington's Historic Square, S.Y. Wilson and Company
Highlights from your plan
Covington's Historic Square ©
Covington's Historic Square
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tuscaloosa trip maker site .

Getting from Memphis to Tuscaloosa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Tuscaloosa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will leave for Selma on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Parks Museums Nature

few
hours
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Selma driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tuscaloosa to Selma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The MOOseum and then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip website .

You can drive from Selma to Montgomery in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Saint Francisville on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The MOOseum ©
The MOOseum

1
night
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint Francisville trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Montgomery to Saint Francisville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
Audubon State Historic Site ©
Audubon State Historic Site

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette journey planner .

You can drive from Saint Francisville to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lafayette are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Conrad Rice Museum, Church of St Martin de Tours, The Best Stop Supermarket, Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Conrad Rice Museum ©
Conrad Rice Museum

few
hours
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): try your luck at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel and then see the interesting displays at USS Kidd.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Highlights from your plan
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel ©
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

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.
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip site .

Traveling by bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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