18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Chicago O'Hare
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly

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nights
Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Belfast, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Belfast to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

2
nights
Nashville

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Nashville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

2
nights
Memphis

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis vacation planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Texas Monument, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson sightseeing planner.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Jackson are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
New Orleans

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: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, make a trip to Jackson Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip website.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Jackson in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. You'll set off for Houston on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

1
night
Houston

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Wall.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston online visit planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Nature

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.