18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, take a stroll through French Quarter, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online tour planner .

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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 30th (Tue): make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then make a trip to Graceland. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
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 2nd (Thu): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Forest Park, then steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

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Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Chicago is slightly colder than Saint Louis - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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