18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Dubuque
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Cleveland
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, then stroll around Mill Ruins Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Harriet, and finally make a trip to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Minneapolis is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to Minneapolis, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Waterfall
Minnehaha Park
4.7
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Water Body
Lake Harriet
4.7
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History Museum
Mill City Museum
4.6

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Eagle Point Park, then don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubuque attractions website.

Drive from Minneapolis to Dubuque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Dubuque sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dubuque

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, snap pictures at Michigan Avenue Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey builder.

Getting from Dubuque to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubuque in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Water Body
Lake Michigan
4.8

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 7th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, then ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol, and finally explore the galleries of Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hannibal.

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Government Building
Old State Capitol
4.6
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Government Building
Illinois State Capitol
4.6

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Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and finally head outdoors with Lovers Leap.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hannibal online tour builder.

You can drive from Springfield to Hannibal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. September in Hannibal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Historic Site
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
4.4
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History Museum
Rockcliffe Mansion
4.7
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Outdoor Activity
Lovers Leap
4.8

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, stroll around Forest Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis online tour planner.

You can drive from Hannibal to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Nashville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, and finally see the interesting displays at The George Jones. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, stroll around Centennial Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8
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Specialty Museum
RCA Studio B
4.7

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Memphis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. On the 15th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Dockery Farms, examine the collection at Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum, and then examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Cleveland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
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Specialty Museum
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
4.6

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Longwood, stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Natchez online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Natchez in 3.5 hours. September in Natchez sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

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Historic Site
Stanton Hall
4.5
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Historic Site
Longwood
4.5

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New Orleans

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans planner.

Drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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