17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Fort Worth
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Fort Worth
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
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Fort Worth

— 3 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Thu) at NRH2O Family Water Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, contemplate the waterfront views at Burger's Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and head outdoors with North Richland Hills Centre.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Fort Worth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in Fort Worth reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then examine the collection at Graceland, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally look for gifts at Memphis Music.

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You can fly from Fort Worth to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fort Worth in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Memphis, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Nashville

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail, Mammoth Cave, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

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Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · 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.