17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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Natchez
— 1 night
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Lynchburg
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 6 nights
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New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary app.

Rome, Italy to New Orleans is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to New Orleans is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums

Baton Rouge

— 1 night
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Cathedral, walk around Riverfront Plaza, then explore the engaging exhibits at Knock Knock Children's Museum, and finally take in the views from Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 27th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, then look for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge, and finally explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip planner.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Natchez in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Natchez

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Emmett Till Interpretive Center, then make a trip to The Crossroad, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally stop by Deak's Mississippi Saxophones & Blues Emporium.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Clarksdale trip planner.

You can drive from Natchez to Clarksdale in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Clarksdale can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Metal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then sample some tasty brews at Tastin' 'Round Town. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Shelby Farms Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Clarksdale to Memphis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Upper Room, relax in the rural setting at Walden Pumpkin Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Lucky Ladd Farms. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at : Gallery of Iconic Guitars, then get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway, then relax in the rural setting at Gentry's Farm, and finally stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder website.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lynchburg

— 1 night
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. On the 3rd (Sun), stroll around Sharon Johnston Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Elk River, don't miss a visit to Diamond Gusset Jean Company, then look for gifts at Nina's Taste of Tennessee, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lynchburg City Cemetery. On the next day, learn insider's secrets on Whiskey Bent Tours, then steep yourself in history at Moore County Courthouse, and then walk around Stone Bridge Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lynchburg route tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Lynchburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Lynchburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 6 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Booth Western Art Museum and East Lake Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Sautee Store (in Sautee Nacoochee), Burt's Farm (in Dawsonville) and Panorama Orchards & Farm Market (in Ellijay). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Swan House, enjoy breathtaking views from Jackson Street Bridge, stop by Virginia-Highland, and see the interesting displays at The Breman Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Atlanta tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lynchburg to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lynchburg to Atlanta. Traveling from Lynchburg in October, Atlanta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.